Stockton's service providers provide sturdy, easy-to-use wheeled carts for residents to use. The carts have an attached colored lid. These colored lids tell you what type of material to put in each cart.
Separating your recyclables from trash may seem like a time-consuming chore, but it does not need to be. Stockton's cart system is designed so that more items will go into the recycling cart than the trash cart.
Items such as plastic or glass bottles, newspapers and cardboard can be placed in this cart. Please print this list of recycling examples for everyday use.
The 60-gallon wheeled cart is serviced weekly when placed at curbside on your designated service day.
Green waste is another name for yard waste. It includes 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 is also placed in the green-lidded cart. The list of food waste examples is extensive and includes bread, solid dairy products, meat (including the bones), and greasy pizza boxes just to name a few. Please view the list of acceptable items for the green/food waste cart.
The 90-gallon wheeled cart is serviced weekly when placed at curbside on your designated service day.
Trash is all material that cannot be placed in either the Trash or Green/Food Waste cart. There are not too many items that are considered trash these days but there are a few things. They include ashes, pet waste and litter, and Stryofoam. Please view the list of acceptable items for the trash cart.
The 30-, 60- or 90-gallon wheeled cart is serviced weekly when placed at curbside on your designated service day.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 5/16/2016