Bulky Item Collection

  1. Curbside Pick Up
  2. Haul it Yourself

Curbside Pick Up Service

The City of Modesto offers its residential garbage service customers a convenient way to dispose of large bulky household items using the Bulky Item Collection Program. Each residential garbage service customer may have two pick-ups per calendar year. 

How to Participate

Residents must contact their garbage company to set a collection appointment. Items should be placed out the evening before the scheduled collection day. To look up the garbage company that services your home, view the service area map.

Please do not place items out for collection until the evening before your scheduled appointment.

 Important Notes

  • All items must be placed in the street against the curb
  • Do not block sidewalks, fire hydrants, storm drains, garbage cans, etc.
  • Dumpster customers are not eligible for this program
  • Items must be placed in front of your own home
  • No items will be collected in the alley
  • Small items must be placed in the black garbage can

Acceptable and Unacceptable Items

Below you will find examples of acceptable and unacceptable items that you may dispose of using this program.

Acceptable Items    

  • Air Conditioners    
  • Doors, Ladders    
  • Exercise Equipment, Bicycles   
  • Plastic or Fake Christmas Trees 
  • Large Appliances (all doors must be removed)  
  • Mattresses, Couches, Chairs   
  • Patio Furniture, Barbecues (Remove propane tank)    
  • Tables, Desks    
  • Toilets, Sinks, Tubs, Hot Tubs    
  • Water Heaters, Water Softeners    

Unacceptable Items

  • No Concrete or Asphalt
  • No Construction or Demolition Debris, Wood, Yard Waste
  • No Dead Animals
  • No Hazardous Waste, Chemicals, Toxic Materials
  • No Household Garbage
  • No Items Associated With Businesses
  • No Liquids, Paints, Solvents
  • No Plate Glass, TV's, Computer Monitors
  • No Tires, Automobile Parts

View the Municipal Code (Title 5, Chapter 5, Article 143) for more specific information regarding this offering.