Composting Rates

Special Event - Compost Giveaway

The City of Modesto is hosting a compost giveaway event on Saturday, October 26, 8AM to 2PM, or until supplies last. Location 1 is self serve - bring your own shovel and container. Location 2 is bulk loading only. 


Location 1: The corner of Washington and Elm at the City's sand-composting bagging lot.
This is self serve - bring your own shovel, painters bucket, tub, trash can, ect.

Location 2: 7001 Jennings Road (approximately 12 miles Southwest of Modesto).
This is for bulk loading only (up to 40 yards per customer). Customers must have an open bed truck or trailer and our loader operator will do the loading. 

The City of Modesto’s Compost Facility is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM through 3:30 PM and closed weekends and holidays. 

Product for Sale to the Public

No cash or checks will be accepted. Only credit or debit cards with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover logos.

Clean Green Compost 1/2 to 3 yards$16.71 per yard
Clean Green Compost 4 to 39 yards$8.76 per yard
Clean Green Compost Bulk Rate 40 or more yards$6.72 per yard
Clean Green Compost Bulk Rate 23 or more tons (Approximate weight equivalent)$11.44 per ton
Co-Compost$11.01 per yard
Mulch$10.61 per yard
Mo-Gro Pro (Bagged Compost)$3.18 per cubic foot bag
Prices do not include taxes, fees or additional surcharges. Contact the Compost Facility for more information on large volume or farm purchases.

Tipping Fees

Chipped Wood and Almond Shells$14.85 per ton
Mixed Brush and Yard Waste, Paper and Food Waste$27.59 per ton
No sod, dirt, trash, concrete, brick, treated wood, nails and no stumps greater than two (2) feet in diameter