Food & Organics Composting
The City of Modesto offers its residential garbage service customers a convenient way to dispose of food and
organic waste via the Yard Waste Program. Each household can separate their food and organic waste from
their other household garbage and place it in their green waste
container for composting.
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|Recycling Guide (PDF)
|Disposal Option Chart (PDF)
|Acceptable Food & Organic Waste
||NO Household Garbage
|Vegetable and Fruit Peelings
|Meat, Bones and Fish
||NO Food Containers or Packaging
|Solid Dairy Products
||NO Kitty Litter
|Breads and Toast
||NO Animal Feces
|Paper Waste (napkins, towels, plates,
coffee filters, tea bags, etc.)
- FOOD WASTE MAY BE WRAPPED IN PAPER BAGS OR NEWSPAPER
- UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS MUST BE PLACED IN THE BLACK GARBAGE CAN
- DO NOT BLOCK SIDEWALKS, FIRE HYDRANTS, GARBAGE CANS, ETC.
- DUMPSTER CUSTOMERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM
For the convenience of a free counter top bucket, please contact your
For more information on the Food Waste Compost Program, contact the Solid Waste Division at (209) 577-5494.
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