Trash and Recycling collection and Yard and Garden Waste collection services for Cal-Waste’s residential customers in the City of Galt includes once-a-week curbside collection using the three-cart system.

Carts are available in a variety of sizes, including:

  • 38-Gallon Gray Cart for Trash – Once a Week
  • 65-Gallon Gray Cart for Trash – Once a Week – *Most Popular Size*
  • 95-Gallon Gray Cart for Trash – Once a Week
  • 95-Gallon Blue Cart for Recycling – Every Other Week
  • 95-Gallon Green Cart for Green Waste – Every Other Week

Cart size options and additional carts are available upon request. Please call our Customer Service office at (209) 369-6887.

Recycling and Green Waste scheduled collection service is provided every other week on an alternating fixed schedule. Click here to view the schedule for your area.

You may also request a Collection Calendar by contacting us, and we’ll be happy to send you one via mail or email.

Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials List

Please do not place any batteries in Cal-Waste’s collection carts. Household alkaline batteries (including A, AA, AAA, C, D, 6-volt and 9-volt), cell phones, smart phones, iPods and other mp3 players, and their chargers are collected in clear plastic zip-lock bags can be dropped off free of charge at the: Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center.

Your community uses a Big BLUE cart for recycling. Click Here for blue cart do’s and don’ts. For a Spanish version, click here.

Additional services are available upon request, including:

Debris Boxes

Cal-Waste offers 10- to 40-cubic yard Debris Boxes for projects of all sizes. View our available sizes by visiting our Debris Boxes page, then call our knowledgeable Customer Service representative to determine your specific needs! Call (209) 369-6887.

Handy Hauler

Conveniently sized at 3.5 cubic yards capacity, our Handy Haulers are the one-size, one-price solution when you have a lot more trash or yard debris than will fit in a normal weekly pickup. One low price includes delivery, removal and disposal of 3.5 cubic yards of whatever you can fit inside.

Bulky Waste

Residential customers are provided two pre-arranged curbside bulky waste pickups each year. Call our office one week in advance to schedule the bulky waste cleanup on your normal collection day.

What is considered Bulky Waste? Furniture, carpet, mattresses, clothing, green waste, appliances and even televisions, stereos, computers and other electronic equipment. Each collection must not exceed 4 cubic yards, and any containers with loose items must not exceed 50 pounds. Large green waste, such as tree trunks or branches, cannot exceed 2 inches in diameter, 3 feet in length or 50 pounds.

Other Sacramento County communities served by Cal-Waste include Elk Grove, Franklin, Herald, Rancho Murieta and Sacramento.