The City of Modesto uses a "2 Can" recycling program. The green can is for organic materials including yard waste, food waste, paper and cardboard products. This program has the potential to capture 70% of all residential waste with no additional cans or trucks needed! Please do your part to help the city of Modesto reach this goal. In 2014, residents recycled approximately 48,000 tons of organic waste, or 43% of the total tons of residential waste generated. The material is made into compost and made available to the community.
The Green Can "Cans"
100 lb weight limit
Brush, tree limbs less than 4' long and 6" in diameter
Cardboard and all types of paper (newspaper, junk mail, computer paper, magazines, phone books, paper bags)
Food waste, including meat and bones
Grass, plant clippings and leaves
Lids must be completely closed
Untreated Christmas trees
The Green Can "Cant's"
No dirt, rocks, concrete or asphalt
No flocked, painted or fireproofed Christmas trees