Multi-Family Recycling

In the City of Stockton, Multi-Family Units (MFU) are defined as four or more housing units built under one roofing structure.  The MFU Recycling Program works to educate and increase recycling by residents in these units, to reduce waste to the landfills and conserve more for recycling.


Recycling at these units is minimal,and on-site inspections and discussions with property managers and owners reveal a need to: 

  • Educate residents in multiple languages to build awareness
  • Provide information about contaminated recycling
  • Provide additional space for recycling containers
  • Provide incentives to recycle
  • Help reduce recycling scavengers


The MFU Recycling Program offers property managers and owners assistance with recycling with:

  • Effective, multi-language educational materials including: brochures, instructional handouts, and children's literature
  • Recycling containers and bags for residents
  • Posters, banners, and other promotional material
  • Promotional events to help educate residents
  • Consultations on how to start a recycling program


The Solid Waste & Recycling Division of the City's Public Works Department is responsible for implementing and tracking this new program.  The City's franchised waste haulers, Republic Services and Waste Management, partner with the City to provide education and public outreach.


Please Contact Us for more information about the Multi-Family Unit Recycling Program. 



External Links

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

Stockton Recycles 


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