Street sweeping keeps our City clean and safe by removing the dirt, metals, petroleum products, trash and vegetation that regularly collect on our streets. Removing these materials from the roadways and gutters is important because these materials could end up in the storm drains. Keeping the storm drains clear not only helps to reduce water pollution, but also reduces the likelihood of flooding during heavy rain.
Street sweeping is performed bi-weekly (every other week) on all City streets. Residential customers may use the street sweeping schedule to determine their actual street sweeping day.
Major streets, such as Pacific Avenue, El Dorado Street, Center Street, and Hammer Lane, are swept once a week. The downtown area is swept three times a week.
Street sweepers cannot pick up large pieces or piles. To ensure a clean street:
A contracted company provides street sweeping services for Stockton. This service is part of your garbage and recycling service.
You can find your sweeping day by looking at the street sweeping schedule. If you still have questions, your garbage collector - either Republic Services or Waste Management - will be happy to answer your questions.
The City depends on residents and businesses to make sure the street is clear of large items, debris piles or vehicles on their street sweeping day. A clear street equals a clean street.
The normal hours of operation for the sweepers are Monday through Friday, from the hours of 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There are many reasons why the sweepers might not have removed debris from your street. Most often, it is because cars, toys, basketball hoops, or trash containers blocked the roadway. Vehicles parked too close to each other for the sweeper to maneuver between are another cause. Low hanging trees and shrubs can also prevent sweepers from cleaning in front of your home or business. On the other hand, they may not have made it to your area yet.
If it is after 5:00 p.m. and your street looks unclean, please call our Recycling Hotline to make a report. Staff will respond within one business day.
Let us know. Leave a message on our Recycling Hotline. Staff will respond within one business day. We can distribute information and a calendar of street sweeping days to your neighbors. We are also available to discuss street sweeping at your homeowner's association meeting.
Street sweeping occurs Monday through Friday year-round with two exceptions: Christmas and New Year's Day. Street sweeping will resume on the day following garbage service.
Depending on the type and quantity of material in the street, the sweeper must drive between 1 and 5 m.p.h. to remove the material effectively. Please be patient as a slow sweeper is performing at its best for you.
Street sweepers only sweep City-owned parking lots. Private companies sweep private parking lots, private streets, shopping centers, and commercial or business properties.
For recycling tips, news, events, and resources visit:
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 --- 4/20/2017