The City provides a comprehensive waste collection system designed to reduce the amount of trash sent to our landfills. However, no system is complete without active participants.
Residents and businesses play a vital role in making Stockton's waste collection system work by using carts to separate recyclable materials, green/food waste, and trash.
Garbage and recycling services are managed by the Waste & Recycling Division of Public Works and include the following franchise agreements.
Stockton faces many of the same challenges as the rest of the nation. Materials that were valuable for recycling a year ago may have no value today. The City of Stockton is also required to adjust local recycling programs in response to stricter recycling laws passed by the State of California. City of Stockton staff work closely with service providers and recycling facilities to comply with State laws.
We listen to and educate the community with interactive displays at various community events such as:
Don’t miss our special collection events!
Beverage Container Recycling - How to recycle beverage containers in California
Earth 911 - Guide to local resources, how-to, and pollution prevention tips
San Joaquin County Solid Waste - Solid waste services for San Joaquin County customers
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 5/30/2023