Open every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., thanks to Agape Boarding School volunteers. Do not leave items at other times.
The city recycling center is located northwest of the city square. Take Mo. 32 west from the square. At the first street past MFA, turn north (right) onto Fourth Street, then west (left) onto Arnold Wallen Way. Pass the north pumping station solar array and see the dumpsters on the right. Turn north (right) into the fenced area and follow instructions.
Agape volunteers may help residents unload recyclables, carry them to and deposit un-bagged into the appropriate dumpsters. They move a lot of recyclable material in a short time. Help them by delivering glass for recycling in a container separate from other recyclable items which may be co-mingled. We appreciate Agapé providing this valuable community service.
A message from the city’s recycling and trash service provider, Republic Services. “Bagging items for recycling or trying to recycle unclean or unrecyclable material increases sorting time and slows the recycling process, damages the facility’s equipment and causes contaminants in the bales of clean recyclables which decreases their value and often diverts the entire load of recyclables into the landfill.”
“Ensure recycling materials actually get recycled by practicing
EMPTY ● CLEAN ● DRY ● LOOSE ● SYMBOL”
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!
Laminated or safety glass
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)
Junk mail and envelopes
Magazines and catalogs
Newspapers and newspaper inserts
Office and colored paper
Paper cartons (eggs, berries, fruit)
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)
Batteries (see Guide to Recycling and Reusing in Stockton)
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
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.
- 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.
- Hosts annual Dead Electronics and Appliances Recycling Drive every April.
- 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.