Stockton's service providers provide sturdy, easy-to-use wheeled carts for residents to use. The carts have an attached colored lid to alert you to the type of material to put in each cart.
To make recycling easier, Stockton's cart system is designed so more items will go into the recycling cart than the trash cart.
Place items – such as plastic or glass bottles, newspapers and cardboard – in this cart. Please view this list of recycling examples.
Green waste is another name for yard waste – such as leaves, tree or shrub trimmings, grass clippings, and some indoor items such as unpotted plants. (Pots, if recyclable, may be placed in the recycling cart.)
Food waste also goes in the green-lid cart – including bread, solid dairy products, meat (including bones), and greasy pizza boxes just to name a few. Please view the list of acceptable green/food waste items.
Trash is all material that cannot be placed in either the Recycling or Green/Food Waste cart – including ashes, pet waste and litter, and Styrofoam. Please view the list of acceptable trash items.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/30/2017