Republic Services and Waste Management, the City's two residential waste collection service providers, start "Leaf Season" collection on October 1 and end on December 31.
During Leaf Season only, your service provider will collect up to 5 additional bags (preferably clear plastic bag) of leaves every week at no additional charge. Just place bagged leaves next to your green/food waste cart on your regular service day.
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.
All green waste must be in containers. Use this helpful list of tips to manage leaves during leaf season.
Residents are not allowed to rake, blow or pile leaves in the street for collection. This is a violation of the Stockton Municipal Code and you could be 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.
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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