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.  Commercial collections are contracted directly with Gilton Solid Waste Management, Inc.

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

The City has a 2-can collection 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/green can is for yard waste, food waste and paper products.  Small branches or trees (i.e. Christmas Trees) should be cut down to fit completely within the gray can. Food waste may be placed in a biodegradable bag before placing in the gray/green can.
Lids of both cans should close completely if at all possible. 


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

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.

Contact Us

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    Kathleen Cleek

    Development Services Administration Manager

    Office (209) 863-7170

    Fax (209) 869-1849

    Laura Graybill

    Senior Project Coordinator

    Office (209) 863-7155

    Fax (209) 869-1849

    Julissa Garcia

    Administrative Assistant

    Office (209) 863-7127

    Fax (209) 869-1849