New Commercial Garbage Collection Services

One component of Senate Bill 1383 is its impact on our waste collection services in Stanislaus County. It greatly expands the requirements of businesses and residents (generators) regarding their waste collection and recycling services. The regulations require that all generators in highly populated census tracts must be subscribed to a compliant waste collection service that will help the State meet its targets in reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfills. The new collection service will begin on January 1, 2022, for Bertolotti Disposal and Gilton Solid Waste customers, and on March 1, 2022, for Turlock Scavenger customers. For information on residential collection services, please click here.

Bertolotti Disposal Customers

Beginning January 1, 2022, Bertolotti commercial customers in affected census tracts will be required to source separate their waste using a three-cart collection system. The new standard collection will consist of: 

  • One 96-gallon blue cart for glass, plastic, cardboard, aluminum, and other recyclables. This cart will be picked up every other week.

  • One 96-gallon green cart for organic material like grass clippings, green waste, food waste, and food-soiled paper. This cart will be picked up weekly.

  • One two-yard bin for all other nonhazardous garbage. This includes diapers, pet waste, and other non-recyclable materials. This bin will be picked up weekly.
     

Gilton Solid Waste Customers

Beginning January 1, 2022, Gilton Solid Waste commercial customers in affected census tracts will continue to use a single bin collection system. The new collection will be processed at Gilton's high-diversion processing facility. The standard collection will consist of:

  • One two-yard bin for all recyclables and garbage. This bin will be picked up weekly
     

Turlock Scavenger Customers

Beginning March 1, 2022, Turlock Scavenger commercial customers in affected census tracts will be required to source separate their waste using a three-cart collection system. The new standard collection will consist of: 

  • One 90-gallon blue cart for glass, plastic, cardboard, aluminum, and other recyclables. This cart will be picked up every other week.

  • One 90-gallon green cart for organic material like grass clippings, green waste, food waste, and food-soiled paper. This cart will be picked up weekly.

  • One two-yard bin for all other nonhazardous garbage. This includes diapers, pet waste, and other non-recyclable materials. This bin will be picked up weekly.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Who must comply with these changes?
    All businesses must be subscribed to organic and inorganic recycling services. For businesses located in areas where the service is not provided, the business can self-haul their materials or compost on-site.

     

  • What can I put in the different colored carts?
    Bertolotti Disposal/Turlock Scavenger Customers:
    Blue Cart - Recyclable material (rinsed soda cans, plastic/glass bottles, milk cartons, cardboard, clean paper, etc)
    Green Cart - Organic material (Green waste, lawn clippings, food scraps, food-soiled paper, paper towels, tissues, clean wood)
    Black Bin - All other non-hazardous material (diapers, pet waste, toothpaste tubes, latex, etc.)
    Gilton Solid Waste Customers:

    Commercial generators subscribed to Gilton Solid Waste services do not need to source separate their waste.

     

  • Will my garbage rate increase for the new service?
    Yes, unfortunately, due to the increased cost of the new regulations, rates will increase significantly. Final rates will be approved on December 14, 2021.

     

  • What happens if I don't subscribe to a compliant service?
    Businesses that refuse to comply with the new regulations will be subject to fines and penalties and other legal action.

     

  • Who can I contact with questions about these changes?
    For additional questions, please contact the Department of Environmental Resources, Solid Waste Division at 209-525-6700.