Pick-up Days

Waste collection is provided on specific days based on your location and by your service provider. When you start your service, you will be informed of your waste collection day. You can also use the City's About My Address feature to determine your collection day.


Cart Placement

Carts should be placed curbside, in front of your property after 6 p.m. the day before your scheduled collection day. Carts must be removed from the curbside no later than 11 p.m. on the scheduled collection day.


All 3 carts are emptied on the same day, but not by the same truck. You may choose to set out
your recycling or organics carts only when full, which may not be every week.


Holiday Service Schedule

Collection schedules remain the same on all holidays except for Christmas and New Year's Day. During the Christmas and New Year's holiday weeks, some collection services may be delayed by one day.


Garbage and recycling collection services are unaffected by the Christmas (December 25, 2021) and New Year (January 1, 2022) holidays. Services will be provided on your normal service day.


Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas trees will be collected for three weeks beginning on December 27, 2021. Christmas trees should be set out for recycling on your regularly scheduled collection day. Make sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, and stands.


  • If the tree is taller than 6 feet, cut it in half so it is easier to remove.
  • Place the tree at the curb.
  • Flocked or fireproofed trees may be placed curbside; however, they will not be recycled.


Christmas trees are collected using a rear-loading truck. This truck is different than the trucks that normally empty your wheeled carts. Collection may occur before or after your wheeled carts are emptied on your service day.


If you still have a Christmas tree to dispose of after January 14, 2022, please cut it into smaller pieces and place it in your organics cart for recycling. Flocked or fireproofed trees must be placed in the trash cart as they cannot be recycled.


Any Christmas tree left at curbside after January 14, 2022, will be removed and the customer charged the authorized rate for its removal.


For additional service information, including Christmas tree collection, please see Other Services.


Call your Service Provider for details. 


External Links

Stockton Recycles

Stockton Municipal Code 8.04.060 - Placement for Collection

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/28/2021