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.
Acceptable and Unacceptable Items
Acceptable Food & Organic Waste
Breads and Toast
No Animal Feces
No Food Containers or Packaging
Meat, Bones and Fish
No Household Garbage
Paper and Cardboard Waste (napkins, towels, plates, coffee filters, tea bags, etc.)
No Kitty Litter
Solid Dairy Products
Vegetable and Fruit Peelings
Information Regarding Program
Do not block sidewalks, fire hydrants, garbage cans, etc.
Dumpster customers are not eligible for this program
Food waste may be wrapped in paper bags or newspaper