Residential • Commerical • Industrial



Weekly Collection

Gilton Solid Waste Management, Inc. provides residential customers with a 2-container collection system in most areas: one green Organics can for the collection of organic materials and one black Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) can for garbage.

Organics Can

Accepted Items

  • Green materials
  • Wood waste
  • Fiber (paper and cardboard)
  • Food scraps
  • Food-soiled paper
  • Landscape & pruning waste

Unaccepted Items

  • No Palm Fronds, Yucca or Bamboo
  • Trash/Garbage
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic, Glass, Metal
  • Batteries, Tires
  • Paint/Toxic Material
  • Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Asphalt
  • TVs/Computer Monitors
  • Dead Animals
  • Hot Ashes

Black Can

Accepted Items

  • Household Garbage/Trash
  • Glass Bottles/Containers
  • Plastic Bottles/Containers
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin Cans

Unaccepted Items

  • Organic Materials
  • Yard Waste
  • Cardboard
  • Batteries, Tires
  • Paint/Toxic Material
  • Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Asphalt
  • TVs/Computer Monitors
  • Dead Animals
  • Hot Ashes

Keep These Items OUT of the Can

They injure workers, cause fires, contaminate and are harmful to people and our planet.

Syringes are dangerous to our workers who handle your waste.

Take them to a pharmacy or the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility in a puncture-resistant container.

Hoses are great in the garden, but not in your organic can. They cause safety and maintenance issues.

Batteries, especially rechargeable batteries, cause fires in trucks, facilities, and landfills.

Take them to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

Donate textiles to a charity organization.

Scrap metal is recyclable, just not in your can.

See What Goes Where for locations near you.

Propane bottles and compressed gas cylinders can explode and harm our workers and equipment.

See What Goes Where for proper disposal.

Curbside Collection

You can count on Gilton to provide reliable, curbside collection of both garbage (black cart) and organic waste (green or grey cart) at the same time once a week in our ONE-PASS automated trucks.

Curbside Recycling

We also provide curbside recycling at the same time, as you can put non-organic recyclables in City-provided blue bags and include them in the black garbage cart. We’ll take it from there.


Home Projects

Gilton offers easy to order bin rentals for your home projects. Bins are available in a variety of sizes and prices to meet your needs. We will deliver and pick up the bin according to your schedule. From start to finish, Gilton will make the bin rental process simple, easy, and reliable.


Bulky Item Pickup

As part of our Residential collection service, we offer bulky item curbside collection twice a year in most areas. The following is a list of acceptable and unacceptable items. Any items small enough to fit in your trash can must be put in the can for disposal. The earliest that bulky items can be put out is 6:00 PM the evening before the scheduled collection. The latest that items can be placed out is 6:00 AM on the day of the scheduled collection. All items must be placed on the street surface and cannot be on driveways or sidewalks. Items cannot be within 6 feet of vehicles, garbage cans or structures. This is not an exhaustive list and limits may vary between jurisdictions. If you have questions please call us at 209-527-3781.


Modesto Bulky Item Pickup

Modesto Multi-family

Modesto Multi-Family Dwelling (MFD) Bulky Item Pickup

Acceptable Bulky Items

Accepted Items

  • Refrigerators & Freezers – Doors taped shut or doors removed – Limit 1
  • Washers & Dryers – Limit 1 of each
  • Water Heaters/Water Softeners – drained – Limit 1 of each
  • Air Conditioning Units – Limit 1
  • Dishwashers – Limit 1
  • Toilets/Sinks/Bath Tubs
  • Hot Tubs – Limit 1
  • Couches/Sofas/Recliners
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Dressers/Desks
  • Mattress/Box Springs/Bed Frames – Limit 2
  • Barbecue Grills – Remove propane tank
  • Patio Furniture
  • Doors
  • Ladders
  • Lawn Mowers – Gas & oil removed
  • Bicycles
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Plywood Sheets – Limit 2
  • Wood – Limit 10 pieces no longer than 8 feet
  • Carpet – Rolled up
  • Dry, flattened cardboard – Bundled

Unaccepted Items

  • Tires/Automobile Parts
  • Household Garbage – No bags, boxes or containers with small items inside
  • Hazardous Waste/Chemicals/Toxic Materials
  • Liquids/Paints/Solvents
  • Plate Glass
  • TVs
  • Computer Monitors
  • Concrete/Asphalt/Sheetrock
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Fencing/Treated Wood
  • Yard Waste
  • Tree Stumps
  • Items Associated with Business
  • Dead Animals
  • Fluorescent Light Tubes
  • Sod/Dirt
  • Glass/Mirrors
  • Items small enough to fit in garbage can

*Item limits may vary between jurisdictions




Customized Solutions

Gilton is committed to providing customized waste removal solutions for your business. We offer various services from scheduled recurring bin collection, short or long-term bin rentals, or compacting bins. We also provide custom solutions for the management of your special waste. We focus on your waste removal, so you can focus on your business.

Bin Sizes Available


Yard Bin


Yard Bin


Yard Bin


Yard Bin




Removal & Recycling Solutions

Keep your operations running smoothly with our customized garbage removal and recycling solutions. We have options for mixed wastes, concrete, asphalt, dirt, and wet waste. We have alternatives for recyclable or reusable materials that are separated at your site.

Gilton has a variety of boxes to meet all your disposal needs.


Hazardous Waste


Used Oil Collection

Gilton Solid Waste (GSW) collects used motor oil and used motor oil filters in the following areas:

  • Hughson
  • Modesto
  • Waterford
  • Unincorporated Areas of Stanislaus County

As part of our residential collection service in these areas, GSW will collect your used motor oil and used motor oil filters that meet the criteria listed below. Residents not in these service areas can take their used motor oil and used motor oil filters (up to 5 gallons at a time) to any AutoZone or O’Reilly’s.

How to Store

  • Use containers with screw top lids
  • Store used oil filters in plastic, zip-locked bags

Maximum Limit per Collection Day

  • 4 gallons of used motor oil
  • 3 used motor oil filters

Placement for Collection

  • Place used oil on driveway near garage or house
  • Must be placed by 6am on collection day
  • DO NOT place at the curb

GSW will collect a maximum of 4 gallons of used motor oil and 3 used motor oil filters per collection day. Clean (no water, leaves, contaminants), used motor oil is the ONLY oil that we will collect. No other types of oil or anti-freeze will be collected.

Schedule Used Oil Collection

To schedule a used oil collection, please fill out our online form by 3:30pm the day before your regular collection day.


Electronics Recycling

Electronic devices often contain hazardous materials and must be disposed of properly. Gilton is here to help residential customers within city limits recycle their used and/or unwanted electronic waste or E-Waste. Call us at (209)-527-3781 to make an appointment. Curbside collection of electronic waste occurs weekly as follows:

  • Escalon, Hughson, Riverbank, & Waterford
  • Livingston
  • Monday – Friday
  • Tuesday – Thursday

If you are a resident in the city of Oakdale, we will mail a voucher to you (vouchers only apply to tvs and monitors). Bring your E-Waste along with your voucher to Gilton Resource Recovery / Transfer Facility at 800 S. McClure Road, Modesto (directions to the facility are on the voucher).

Acceptable E-Waste Items

Accepted Items

  • Desktop & Laptop Computers & Monitors
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Cathode Ray Tubes
  • Printers & Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Cell Phones
  • DVD, CD & VHS Players
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Digital Cameras

Schedule E-Waste Collection or Request Voucher

To schedule an E-Waste collection or request your voucher (Oakdale only), click the button below to fill out our online form.


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

1710 Morgan Rd
Modesto, CA 95358

Open Fridays & Saturdays

Hazardous waste cannot be recycled through our regular curbside service. Free disposal of household hazardous waste is available at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

Click here for Disposal Guide.


Sharps & Needles Disposal

To reduce risks and possible injuries, all sharps and needles must be placed in a hard, puncture-resistant container. Proper disposal in this manner allows for the safe collection, transport, and disposal of medical sharps used to manage medical conditions at home. Contact your county or visit your county’s website for information on proper disposal.

Merced County

(209) 525-6700
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San Joaquin County

(209) 468-3066
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Stanislaus County

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