Bulky Item Collection

Residential Single-Family Bulky Item Pickup

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

Multi-Family Dwelling Bulky Item Pickup Program (Pilot)

Beginning in March 2023, the City will launch a pilot Multi-family Dwelling Bulky Item Pickup Program for residents living in apartment complexes and multiplexes with waste service via dumpsters. This pilot allows us to work through any issues with the program to ensure it does not contribute to illegal dumping or blight and to provide funding for the first year. After the first year, the City will use actual costs of the program to determine a fee for multi-family dwelling accounts, similar to how the program is funded by single-family accounts. 

  1. Curbside Pick Up
  2. Haul it Yourself

Curbside Pick Up Service

Curbside collection allows residents to place bulky items in the street adjacent to their residence for pickup by appointment. It’s a convenient and easy way to dispose of items too large for their weekly waste collection.

How to Participate

Residential Single Family

Residents must contact their hauler to set a collection appointment. Items should be placed out 6:00 PM the evening before the scheduled collection day. To look up the solid waste company that services your home, view the service area map.

Multi-Family Dwelling

To schedule a pickup, please contact your property manager or owner. They can schedule the appointment with your solid waste hauler and will tell you when to place items in the street adjacent to the property.

 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 solid waste container

Please do not place items out for collection until 6:00 PM the evening before your scheduled appointment.

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.