Stockton's service providers provide sturdy, easy-to-use wheeled carts for residents to use. The carts have an attached colored lid to alert you to the type of material to put in each cart.
Trash is all material that cannot be placed in either the Recycling or Organics (Green & Food Waste) Cart, including things like ashes, pet waste, litter and Styrofoam. Please "Right Size" your cart and keep Stockton clean and green.
Stockton's cart system is designed so more items will go into the Recycling cart than the Trash cart. Recycling includes clean and empty, dry bottles, cans, paper and cardboard. Keep recyclables loose. Don't bag recyclables. Only materials free of contaminates are recyclable.
Green waste is another name for yard waste such as leaves, tree or shrub trimmings, grass clippings and some indoor items such as unpotted plants. (Pots, if recyclable, may be placed in the recycling cart.) Food waste also goes in the green-lid cart, including things like bread, solid dairy products and meat (including bones) to name a few.
Cal Recycle - State of California website
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 3/10/2021