Republic Services and Waste Management, the City's two residential waste collection service providers, start their seasonal "Leaf Season" collection on October 1 and ends on December 31.
During Leaf Season only, your service provider will collect up to (5) additional bags (preferably clear plastic) of leaves at no additional charge. Just place the bagged leaves next to your green/food waste cart on your regular service day. Extra Service stickers are not required for bagged leaves during "Leaf Season."
Remember, leaf bags must contain only leaves. If a bag contains leaves mixed with grass trimmings, branches, brush, or other non-leaf content, the bag will not be collected without an "Extra Service" sticker.
After December 31st, only bags with "Extra Service" stickers will be picked up.
Because all green waste must be containerized, the City and the service providers have created a helpful list of tips to help manager leaves during "Leaf Season."
Residents are not allowed to rake, blow ,or pile leaves in the street for collection. Placing piles of leaves in the street or gutter is a violation of the Stockton Municipal Code and could make you subject to a fine.
The only leaves that should be in the street are those that fall naturally into the street from the trees. Only these leaves will be collected by street sweepers every other week.
Procedure for complaints about leaf piles in the street:
Please contact your service provider with any questions about this seasonal collection service.
Stockton Municipal Code 8.04.210 - Managing green waste
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