Government Codes

Editor's NoteCorporate limits and boundary lines, and revisions thereto, will be kept on file in the office of the city clerk.

Recycling Services

Closed indefinitely until COVID-19 recedes. Please save your recycling at home until it is safe to reopen our recycling center; do not dump it. Remember, Republic Services changed the kinds of plastics accepted, now # 1-2 (all shapes) and no plastic lids and caps. Please dispose of plastic lids and caps with your household trash.

When we reopen, our hours will be 2-4 p.m. every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, except Federal holidays. Please do not leave items at other times.

A trained and friendly recycling technician may help residents unload recyclables, carry them to and deposit un-bagged into the appropriate dumpsters. The technician moves a lot of recyclable material in a short time. Help by delivering glass for recycling in a container separate from other recyclable items which may be co-mingled. Thank you for doing your part to keep recyclable materials out of our landfill.

“Ensure recycling materials actually get recycled by practicing

Republic Services collects recyclables in two dumpsters: (1) Glass only, and (2) Comingled aluminum; specified plastic containers, no lids or caps; paper, paperboard, corrugated cardboard; steel and tin cans, lids, and caps (loose).

1. Glass Dumpster

Deposit all types and colors of glass food and beverage containers. Empty, clean, dry; no plastic bags, please!

Not Accepted
Laminated or safety glass
Pane glass
Plastic bags

2. Co-mingled Dumpster

Deposit without sorting the many items listed below. Empty, rinse, and dry all containers, do not flatten; no plastic bags, please!

Aluminum baking/pie pans (clean)
Aluminum beverage cans (do not crush or flatten)
Aluminum foil (clean, balls 2” or larger)
Aluminum pet food cans (remove labels, do not crush)

Paper, Paperboard, Corrugated Cardboard
Books, paper and hardback
Boxboard (cereal, cake, pasta boxes, etc.)
Brown paper grocery bags
Corrugated cardboard (broken down flat)
Feed/seed bags (remove strings)
File folders
Junk mail and envelopes
Magazines and catalogs
Newspapers and newspaper inserts
Office and colored paper
Paper cartons (eggs, berries, fruit)
Phone books
Pizza boxes (clean, no food residue)

Plastics accepted starting January 4, 2020

Only #1-2 all shapes, including lids and caps (dispose of all plastics #3-7 in trash or see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton for alternatives)

Steel and Tin Cans, Lids, and Caps (loose)
Aerosol cans (empty, no caps)

Not Accepted

Batteries (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)
Food-tainted items
Food waste or garbage
Frozen food, ice cream or frozen juice containers
Hazardous or bio-hazardous waste
Kraft (orange/brown) envelopes)
Light bulbs (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)
Needles or syringes
Paper ream wrappers
Paper to-go food containers
Plastic 6-pack holders
Plastic lids and caps (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)
Plastic microwave trays
Plastic sacks or bags (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)
Styrofoam of any kind (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)
Tissues, paper towels or napkins
Tyvek envelopes
Waxed paper or waxed cardboard
Yard waste (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)

Stockton United Methodist Church Go Green Team
East of the square, 708 East Highway 32, across from the Stockton Cemetery.

  1. In partnership with the United Methodist Women, the Go Green Team publishes an annual comprehensive Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton, organized by items that can be recycled. Pick up a bright green copy of the list at the city recycling center (in realtor’s box attached to fence gate, City Hall, the Courthouse (county clerk’s office or basement), Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce, Cedar County Republican office, the Cedar County Library /Stockton Branch, Cedar County Memorial Health Complex, Cedar County Memorial Exercise Center, Simmons Bank, Korth Center or Stockton United Methodist Church office.
  1. Hosts annual Dead Electronics and Appliances Recycling Drive every April.
  1. Hosts national America Recycles Day every November 15, collects all kinds of residential light bulbs for recycling: No fee for compact florescent lamps (CFLs), incandescent, and halogen bulbs. Florescent tubes, $1 processing fee per tube to safely remove mercury.


Cross ReferencesAs to dangerous buildings as a nuisance, see ch. 505; as to

prostitution houses deemed a nuisance, see §215.470.

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