City of Modesto residents currently have a two-container system for Garbage and Organics. To comply with SB 1383 regulation, the City must modify its collection service program to a three-container system starting on January 1, 2023.
The City of Modesto has a franchise agreement with two solid waste companies: Gilton Solid Waste Management and Bertolotti Disposal. Review information such as holidays and pick up schedules for each company.
The hauler will only collect containers that are not contaminated.
If the hauler or City of Modesto staff finds contamination in your containers, your container will be tagged with a notice, and you will not receive container service until you have removed the contamination and contacted the City to schedule an inspection.
Once you have contacted the City to schedule an appointment, the City will send out a staff member to inspect the can to ensure it contains only acceptable material. Once the container has passed inspection, the service will resume on your next service day.
Fines for Contamination
Contaminating the organic container will be subject to a progressive fine structure with fines beginning at $100. For more information, view the Modesto Municipal Code 5-5.108.