Rates & Discounts

Rates for Solid Waste & Recycling Collection

Stockton City Council approves the garbage rates and adjustments. The City's two franchised waste haulers – Republic Services and Waste Management – are authorized to charge the current garbage rates for all residential and commercial customers. 

Annual Rate Increases and Adjustments

The City's contract with the waste haulers allows for an annual rate adjustment equal to 50% of the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the previous one-year period.

  •  For 2017, the calculated CPI was 3.56%. All garbage and recycling service rates were increased  by 1.78% effective June 1, 2017.
  • Thirty days prior to the increase, Stockton residents and businesses receive written notice of the rate adjustment. 


Billing for Solid Waste Collection Services

Residential customers are billed monthly for garbage and recycling services, based on the size of their garbage cart.

  • Use this rate schedule to view rates for each cart size and service. 
  • 60-gallon cart for recycling and 90-gallon cart for green/food waste provided at no additional charge.


Residential customers with questions about their garbage service charges should contact their service provider. Use the City's About Your Address feature to see 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, the bill must be in the name of the qualifying customer and for the customer's primary residence.

10% Senior Discount

If you are a senior (65 years of age or older), please contact Utility Billing Customer Service.

  • Please provide a copy of your driver's license. If an old address is on the driver's license, you may be asked to show proof of residency at the address in question.
  • You may fax a copy of your driver's license to the Utility Billing office. See our Contact Us Page for or fax number.


Seniors and Disabled Persons Below Median Income

Seniors (65 and older) and residents who are permanently disabled and also below the median annual income of $35,483 per household may be eligible for an additional 10% discount.



External Links

Stockton Recycles

Republic Services - Corporate web page for Stockton service area

Waste Management - Corporate web page for Stockton service area



This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/14/2017