City of Galt


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Trash Cart

Once a Week

  • 38-Gallon Cart for Trash
  • 64-Gallon Cart for Trash
  • 96-Gallon Cart for Trash

Recycling Cart

Every Other Week

  • 96-Gallon Cart for Recycling

Green Waste Cart

Opposite of Recycling

  • 96-Gallon Cart for Green Waste

To inquire about additional cart size options available to you, please contact the City Of Galt at (209)366-7150.


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

Where do I place my carts?

  • Carts must have 3 feet clearance on all sides.
  • Carts must be 6 feet from vehicles and all other obstacles.
  • Place waste carts roadside or just forward of sidewalk.

What time do I have to put out my carts?

  • All carts must be curbside by 5:00 am on your service day to avoid a return trip charge.

What else do I have to be aware of?

  • All items must fall freely from your carts.
  • Items that do not come out of your carts will be serviced on your next scheduled service day.

Is there anything I can't put in my carts?

All of the following are non acceptable items in your carts:

  • Dirt
  • Concrete or rock
  • Dead animals
  • Liquids such as oils, water, gas, or chemicals
  • Hot ashes or coals
  • Hazardous waste

Food Waste Services Coming In 2023

Please do NOT change your waste sorting habits until you have been contacted by Cal-Waste with an official program start date.

Food Waste Services Coming in 2023

The State of California has implemented its new organic waste recycling requirements, in accordance with the statewide mandate, Senate Bill 1383. 


Residential organic waste recycling (food scraps and yard waste) is anticipated to begin at the beginning of 2023 for most Cal-Waste residential customers


Currently, there are no changes to residential collection and how you should sort your waste at your place of residence.  When your city, county, or special district begins the collection of food waste and yard waste in a comingled container, Cal-Waste will provide complete information regarding the details of the new program.  Residential customers of Cal-Waste can expect to change their waste sorting habits so that any and all food scraps no longer go into their Trash Cart.  Instead the food scraps will be placed in the Green Waste Cart.

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 Haulers

Conveniently sized at 3.5 cubic yards or 5 cubic yards capacity, our Handy Haulers are the perfect 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 almost anything you can fit inside (price varies on size).  Galt residents receive one free 3.5 cubic yard Handy Hauler service per year.

Large Item Pick Up

Acceptable Items


  • Furniture & Mattresses
  • Large exercise machines
  • Carpet
  • E-waste – Computers, Televisions, VCR’s, Stereos, Copiers, Fax Machines, etc.
  • Appliances – Refrigerators, Ranges, Water Heaters, Freezers, etc. (Fees apply for Freon Evacuation in refrigerators, freezers, and any other appliances with Freon)


An example of an acceptable Large Item pick up is a loveseat, side chair and a dishwasher. In most cases, three large items will make up 3.5 cubic yards.  Download the Cal-Waste Recycles Right Mobile App to schedule large item pickups from your phone.

Non-Acceptable Items


  • Loose Debris
  • Yard Waste
  • Tree Trunks
  • Rock
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) – paints and stains, lightbulbs, batteries, lubricants and motor oil, etc.


Unacceptable items are not limited to this list, so please call Customer Service at (209) 369-6887 with any questions. All unacceptable items will be left behind.

Schedule your Large Item Pick Up through our FREE APP!

First, download the App below by clicking on the appropriate link. Next, to schedule A Large Item Pick Up with the App, do the following steps:


  • Click the ••• at the bottom right corner of your screen.
  • Tap Schedule a Large Item Pick Up.
  • Tell us what you would like to have collected.
  • Choose your Large Item Pick Up Date
  • You will receive a confirmation e-Mail verifying the date and details.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is not allowed in any Cal-Waste equipment.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is defined as a waste with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health or the environment.  Some examples of HHW are:


  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Lighter fluid
  • Anything containing mercury (thermometers and thermostats)
  • Nail polish/remover
  • Pool chemicals
  • Motor oil
  • Paints and solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Gas tanks