The green can is for organic material. Organic material is food waste, paper waste, cardboard and small yard waste.
This program has the potential to capture 70% of all waste produced in the average residential household! This organic waste is then converted into compost, utilizing an environmentally friendly recycling process. Please do your part to help the City of Modesto divert as much waste as possible from landfills. In 2018, residents recycled approximately 51,000 tons of organic waste, or 39% of the total tons of residential waste generated.