Modesto Garbage Companies

The City of Modesto contracts with Gilton Solid Waste Management and Bertolotti Disposal Service for all garbage and recycling collection services. Each company has an exclusive service area as deemed by the Modesto City Council, thus your garbage company is determined by which street you live on.


Gilton Solid Waste uses a "1-pass" truck system, meaning the same truck picks up the garbage can and the yard waste can. The truck is divided internally to keep the materials separate, note the 2 doors on the backview below. Bertolotti Disposal Service uses 1 truck for the black garbage can and 1 for the green yard waste can.
Gilton Truck
Back View of the Gilton Truck
Bertolotti Disposal Truck
Please call the appropriate company to make appointments for the Bulky Item Program,
Used Oil Program, Waste Tire Recycling, CRT Program or for any general questions about your garbage service.

Garbage collection hours are from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. in residential areas.


Garbage companies take only 4 holidays per year:
  • New Years Day
  • 4th of July
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
These holidays may cause your garbage service to be delayed by one day during the appropriate week.