Illegal Dumping

In Stockton, it is unlawful for any person in the City to throw or deposit any recyclable material, green waste, rubbish or waste matter or to cause the same to be thrown or deposited upon any street. You are not allowed to dump garbage in the street.


The Public Works Municipal Service Center is responsible for maintaining the City's public right-of-ways. This includes keeping the public streets and alleys free of debris and weeds.


Reporting Illegal Dumping

If you witnessed or otherwise know the source of illegal dumping in the public right of way, please phone the Stockton Police Department Neighborhood Services Section.


If you observe debris in the public right of way but do no know the source, please phone the City of Stockton Municipal Service Center.


To report illegal dumping in progress, please call the non-emergency number for the Stockton Police Department.


External Links

For recycling tips, news, events, and resources visit:

Stockton Recycles


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/20/2017