Rates & Discounts

Rates for Solid Waste & Recycling Collection

Garbage rates and adjustments have been approved by the Stockton City Council. 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 on June 1. The adjustment equals 50% of the change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the previous one year period. For 2016, the CPI increase was calculated to be 1.28% of the current rates; thus, all current rates for waste services will be increased by 1.28% starting June 1, 2016.  Thirty days prior to the increase, Stockton residents and businesses can expect written notice of this rate adjustment via utility bill mail insert or a bill imprint. 

Billing for Solid Waste Collection Services

Residential customers are billed monthly for garbage and recycling services. The monthly charge is based on the size of your garbage bin. With this Rate Schedule, you can view rates for each cart size and service.  A 60-gallon cart for recycling and a 90-gallon cart for green/food waste combined are 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 determine 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 the Utility Billing Customer Service. You will be asked to provide a copy of your driver's license. If the address is not current 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.  Please see our Contact Us Page for our fax number.

Seniors Below Median Income

Seniors (65 and older) and below the median annual income of $35,483 per household may be eligible for an additional 10% discount.  Please download an application or call Utility Billing Customer Service to have an application mailed.

Disabled Persons Below Median Income

Residents who are permanently disabled and below the median annual income of $35,483 per household may be eligible for a 10% discount. Please download an application and follow the instructions or call Utility Billing Customer Service to have an application mailed.


External Links

Republic Services - Corporate website for Stockton service area

Waste Management - Corporate website for Stockton service area 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/25/2016