Residential Collection and Disposal Service

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

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 aluminum and plastic beverage containers, plastic jugs, and unsoiled paper such as newspaper, junk mail and copy 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 that is not considered hazardous waste.  

Delivery of the new collection carts to residential customers will begin the last week of November.  However, residents should not start separating materials into the newly assigned collection carts until January 1st, 2022.  Collection for organics material in the green carts will not begin until that time.  Residents should continue to only utilize the waste and recycling carts that are currently assigned for collection until the end of December, 2021.


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