Rates & Discounts
Rates for Solid Waste & Recycling Collection
Current garbage rates have been approved by the Stockton City Council. The City's two franchised waste haulers, Allied Waste and Waste Management, are authorized to charge these rates for all residential and commercial customers.
Annual Rate Increases and Adjustments
The City's contract with the waste haulers requires an automatic annual rate adjustment on June 1. The adjustment equals 50% of the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the previous one year period. For 2014, the CPI increase was calculated to be 0.78% of the current rates; thus, all current rates for waste services will be increased by 0.78% starting June 1, 2014. Thirty days prior to the increase, Stockton residents and businesses can expect written notice of this rate adjustment via utility bill mail insert or a bill imprint.
Billing for Solid Waste Collection Services
Residential customers are billed monthly for garbage and recycling services. The monthly charge is based on the size of your garbage bin. With this Rate Schedule you can view all Stockton rates for each size and service. A 60-gallon cart for recycling and a 90-gallon cart for green/food waste combined are provided at no additional charge.
Residential customers with questions about their bills should contact the appropriate billing department – California Water Services at (209) 547-7900 or City of Stockton at (209) 937-8295. If you are unsure who provides your billing service, use the City's About Your Address feature to determine which company handles your service.
Commercial businesses are billed directly through their service providers. All billing questions should be directed to the appropriate service provider.
Residential Solid Waste Collection Rate Discounts
Discounts are available to residential customers for garbage collection services only. To qualify, your residence must be within City limits and the bill must be in the name of the qualifying customer.
If you are a senior (65 years of age or older), please contact the Utility Billing Customer Service. You will be asked to provide a copy of your driver's license for a 10% discount. You may fax a copy of your driver's license to the Utility Billing office. Please see our Contact Us page for our fax number.
Seniors Below Median Income
Seniors (65 and older )and below the median annual income of $35,483 per household may be eligible for an additional 10% discount. Please download an application and follow the instructions or call Utility Billing Customer Service to have an application mailed.
Disabled Persons Below Median Income
Residents who are permanently disabled and below the median annual income of $35,483 per household may be eligible for a 10% discount. Please download an application and follow the instructions or call Utility Billing Customer Service to have an application mailed.
Allied Waste (aka Republic Services) - Corporate web page for the Stockton service area
Waste Management - Corporate web page for the Stockton service area
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/16/2014