Solid Waste & Recycling Programs

The City has an exclusive franchise waste agreement with Bertolotti Disposal to collect garbage, recyclables, organics, bulky items, and leaf and limb piles within the city limits.

To start or stop garbage, organics, and/or recycling services, please call the City of Ceres Utilities Department at (209) 538-5757 or by email customerservice@ci.ceres.ca.us.

Starting January 1, 2022 New Changes in Garbage Collection Service Will Begin

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Email Ceres Public Works Department

Phone: (209) 538-5732

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Public Works Department
Solid Waste & Recycling
2220 Hackett Road
Ceres, CA 95307

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Beginning January 1st, 2022, City of Ceres garbage customers will see new changes to their disposal pick-up services. Residential customers will now have three different colored carts to separate their waste. 

Blue Cart- The blue cart is for recyclables such as beverage containers and plastic jugs, and paper.

Green Cart- The green cart is for organics such as food waste, grass clippings, yard waste, and food soiled paper.

Black/Grey Cart-  The Black/Grey cart is for all other garbage.  

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Common Questions and Answers Regarding the New Three-Cart Service

1.     What waste material goes in each of the three colored carts?

BLUE CART- The blue cart is for recyclables such as beverage containers and plastic jugs, and paper.

GREEN CART- The green cart is for organics such as food waste, grass clippings, yard waste, and food soiled paper.

BLACK/GREY CART- The Black/Grey cart is for all other garbage.  

 

2.      Will the garbage and recycling collection schedule remain the same? How often will the new organics cart be collected?

BLACK CART- The black waste cart will be collected on a weekly basis as it is currently.

GREEN CART- The new green organics cart will be collected weekly at the same time as the black waste wart.

BLUE CART- The blue recycling cart will remain on an every-other-week basis as service is currently. 


 3.    When will we receive the new organics cart?

The new carts are scheduled to be delivered in late November/early December with the new disposal collection system officially in place on January 1, 2022.  If you currently utilize a green cart for garbage disposal, you will receive a black cart instead of another green cart.  It is important to remember to begin disposing of regular waste in the black cart and utilize the green cart for organics disposal from that point forward.


4.   What if I can’t remember what goes in each colored cart?  

Along with the information that is available on the City’s website, as well as the printed material that will be provided to you when the new organics cart is delivered, each colored bin is stamped with information on the material that is to be collected in that specific cart. 

 

5.   Can we put the recyclable items that belong in the blue cart in a garbage bag before placing it in the cart?

No.  Although garbage bags are plastic, they are not considered a recyclable material.  Further, garbage bags prevent the ability to determine whether there are contaminants inside the bags and interfere with the machinery used to process sorting of the mixed materials before they are taken to the recycling facility.

Special Collection Programs

Used Oil and Filter Collection Guide (PDF)