Notes From the Field: Missed Christmas Tree Pickup?

1-23-18

Uh oh, you’ve missed Christmas Tree pickup!

Here’s what you need to do: If the tree is free of decorations, tinsel and stand, cut it up and place it in your green cart. If your tree has been flocked/spray painted, it cannot be composted and must be cut up and placed in your trash cart. Trees can also be taken to any San Joaquin County Landfill facility.

As a reminder, Christmas trees are collected in the City of Stockton between the weeks of Dec 26 – Jan 15 each season.

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Notes From the Field: Street Parking Can Prevent Trash Pickup

1-4-18

Park the wrong way and your carts might not get serviced!

We ask our residents to keep courts and bulb-out residential courts and streets clear of cars for the trash/recycle/green waste trucks on service day. Carts need to be placed against the curb, not behind or in front of vehicles.

Please do not park perpendicular to the curb. It causes your carts to be further into the middle of the street. The waste trucks will not be able to maneuver and may skip service. Please be considerate of your neighbors and park down the street if you have no more driveway room on trash service day so everyone’s carts will be serviced!

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Notes From the Field: Recycle Your Christmas Tree Quickly

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Don’t let your Christmas tree turn orange in the street! After the holidays, set your Christmas tree on the curb quickly. Your trash service provider will pick up your unflocked, metal- and plastic-free tree free of charge between December 26 – January 15. Please, any trees over 6 feet tall must be cut in half for pickup. If you miss this deadline, you will have to cut your tree up and put it in your green waste cart.

Learn more about what to do with Christmas trees, or read more Notes From the Field.

Notes From the Field: No Leaf Piles in City Streets

11-29-2017

If you have 3 wheeled carts for trash, recycling, and green waste, you reside within City limits and cannot pile leaves into the street. Instead, you must bag your leaves.

The City of Stockton has some San Joaquin County pockets within City limits, such as this picture from W. Benjamin Holt Drive. County residents are allowed to pile leaves in the street, but city residents are prohibited from this practice.

Remember, during leaf season (Oct 1 – Dec 31), you can put up to 5 bags of leaves next to your green cart for service per week for free.

City Street Sweeping will not pick up piles of leaves. Please do not blow or rake leaves into the street! Learn more about leaf collection in Stockton.

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