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

Organics Cart

Once a Week

  • 96-Gallon Cart for Organic Waste

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


Trash and Organic Waste collection services are provided weekly.  Recycling  services are provided every other week. 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

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.


Click here for Handy Hauler service requirements.

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/E-Waste Event

May 11, 2024

Location: Galt Market, 905 Meladee Lane, Galt, CA

Check back for registration information.

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