Solid Waste Management & Recycling

The City of Riverbank contracts with Gilton Solid Waste Management, Inc. to provide refuse collection and disposal services for residential and commercial collection.

All residential customers are serviced once per week and commercial bin customers are serviced from one (1) to six (6) times per week.

Collection services will not start before 6:00 a.m. or continue after 6:00 p.m.

Residential Service

Residents are supplied two automated collection carts:

     One can for garbage and recyclables - recyclables should be co-mingled in a blue bag and then placed in the black can.  

    One can for yard waste and paper products only.  Small branches or trees should be cut down to fit completely within the  can. 

Lids of both cans should close completely if at all possible.


  • Curbside Bulky Item Collection Program
  • Residential CRT Disposal/Recycling Program
  • Commercial CRT Disposal/Recycling Program
  • Curbside E-Waste Collection Program
  • Christmas Tree Pick-up Program

Mandatory Recycling

Recycling for all businesses and apartment communities / multifamily housing complexes is mandatory.

State Law now requires that all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of waste per week and all apartment communities / multifamily housing complexes with 5 or more units must recycle. These regulations took effect on July 1, 2012.

Recycling Arrangements
Businesses that meet the threshold must arrange for recycling services.  A letter went out to the businesses and apartment complexes in Riverbank explaining the requirements along with a questionnaire and recycling information. View a copy of the letter and questionnaire (PDF) as well as the recycling information (PDF).

For those Businesses or Apartment / Housing Complexes that already have a recycling program in place, let the City know by filling out the letter and questionnaire previously mentioned. Fill out the questionnaire and mail it to:
The City of Riverbank Development Services Department
6707 3rd Street
Riverbank CA 95367-2305

To sign-up for recycling services, please contact Gilton Solid Waste at 209-527-3781.

Contact Us

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    Kathleen Cleek

    Development Services Administration Manager
    Office (209) 863-7120
    Fax (209) 869-7126

    Laura Graybill

    Project Coordinator
    Office (209) 863-7155
    Fax (209) 869-7126

    Jennifer Bustamante
    Administrative Assistant
    Office (209) 863-7127
    Fax (209) 869-7126