Garbage Collection

Residential waste collection service charges are currently billed monthly on your City utility bill. Services are activated and stopped through the City when you open or close your utility account. Since garbage service is mandatory at any occupied residence, it will be billed as long as the utility account is open.


My Garbage Bill

Beginning in 2022, residential customers will receive a bill directly from their service provider for waste collection services. For more information on this billing change and how it affects you, please visit the Garbage and Recycling Bills webpage.


Service Providers

Waste collection services are provided by two private companies in the City of Stockton:


Customers with green-bodied carts are services by Waste Management (WM).

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                                         (209) 946-5711


Customers with brown-bodied carts are serviced by Republic Services (Republic).

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                                          (209) 466-3604 


Your garbage service provider is determined by the location of your residence. To determine which provider services your residence or your pick-up day, please visit the  About Your Address webpage.


Please contact your garbage service provider to:

  • report missed pick up
  • change size of a garbage toter on an established account, or
  • report other service problems.


Links to provider web pages are provided under External Links below.


For information on the 3-cart system, green waste services, and acceptable materials for recycle and green waste bins, please visit the Garbage and Recycling page.


Garbage Collection Rates and Discounts

Garbage services are billed based on the size of your garbage cart; one 60-gallon recycling and one 90-gallon organics cart is included in the garbage collection rate.


Discounts are available for garbage collection services only. To qualify, your residence must be within City limits and the bill must be in the name of the qualifying customer.


Current garbage collection rates and discount information is available on the Garbage and Recycling rates and discounts page.


External Links

Waste Management

Republic Services


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 10/20/2021