Garbage & Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

The City has a 2-can recycling system.
  • The black can is for garbage and recyclables - recyclables should be co-mingled in a blue bag and then placed in the black can. 
  • The gray can is for yard waste and paper products only.  Small branches or trees (i.e. Christmas Trees) should be cut down to fit completely within the gray can. 
Lids of both cans should close completely if at all possible.

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.

Recycling Information
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.