Garbage & Recycling

Bulky Item Pick Up

The City of Modesto offers its residential garbage service customers a convenient way to dispose of large bulky household items via the Bulky Item Collection Program. Each residential garbage service customer may have two pick-ups per calendar year. Residents must contact their garbage company to set a collection appointment. Items should be placed out the evening before the scheduled collection day.

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PLEASE, DO NOT PLACE ITEMS OUT FOR COLLECTION UNTIL THE EVENING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.

Acceptable Items Unacceptable Items
Large Appliances (ALL doors must be removed) NO Tires, Automobile Parts
Water Heaters, Water Softeners NO Household Garbage
Toilets, Sinks, Tubs, Hot Tubs NO Hazardous Waste, Chemicals, Toxic Materials
Mattresses, Couches, Chairs NO Liquids, Paints, Solvents
Tables, Desks NO Plate Glass, TV's, Computer Monitors
Doors, Ladders NO Concrete or Asphalt
Exercise Equipment, Bicycles NO Construction or Demolition Debris, Wood, Yard Waste
Patio Furniture, Barbecues (Remove propane tank) NO Items Associated With Businesses
Air Conditioners NO Dead Animals
  • ALL ITEMS MUST BE PLACED IN THE STREET, AGAINST THE CURB
  • ITEMS MUST BE PLACED IN FRONT OF YOUR OWN HOME
  • DO NOT BLOCK SIDEWALKS, FIRE HYDRANTS, STORM DRAINS, GARBAGE CANS, ETC.
  • SMALL ITEMS MUST BE PLACED IN THE BLACK GARBAGE CAN
  • NO ITEMS WILL BE COLLECTED IN THE ALLEY
  • DUMPSTER CUSTOMERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM
Refrigerator refrigerator

Please contact your garbage company to make an appointment.

For more information on the Bulky Item Program, contact the Solid Waste Division at (209) 577-5494 or swm@modestogov.com.

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