City of Fort Stockton Sanitation & Recycling Department


The Sanitation Department’s mission is to provide quality and professional customer service to the citizens of Fort Stockton through the efficient and timely collection and disposal of Solid Waste and Recyclables from more than 3,000 customers per week in an environmentally safe and cost efficient manner in accordance with State and Federal Regulations and City Policies.

Welcome to the Sanitation Department

This department is responsible for providing the citizens of the City of Fort Stockton with garbage and trash collection. The authorized departmental manning strength is 12 employees. The department services approximately 7,000 residences two times per week. It also services for approximately 400 business accounts with once a week to 6 times a week, and recyclables collection is provided once per week. Bulk trash disposal is provided every day throughout the city as an extra cost service.

Recycling Department:
In August 2009, Sanitation Services started its recycling program for cardboard, paper, and magazines.  As of January 2010 it expanded  to include a 96-gallon Big Blue recycling roll cart for small commercial accounts and 3 cubic yard containers for large commercial accounts. You can now recycle more items with your Big Blue recycling roll cart  or container and there is no need to separate! Just put all cardboard, paper, newsprint, magazines, envelopes, phone books and shredded paper only, into the same Big Blue recycling roll cart or container and place it out every week on your recycling day for collection. It couldn’t be easier!

Order your recycling cart now! To find your days of service for Recycling call 432-336-8525

Recycling Center

As the newest feature of the city’s recycling program, you can now drop-off plastic containers with the recycling symbol for numbers 1-7, bottles and jars of any color, aluminum, tin, and steel containers, office paper, window envelopes, magazines, phone books, catalogues, paperback books, and brown paper bags in the appropriately marked containers.  All like recyclable materials (all plastic types together, all paper types together, all cardboard types together) can be placed in the container in the same “single stream” style. In addition to the new and more user friendly containers.  All locations will remain available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All metals are to be recycled at the city landfill.  Please visit our new and improved drop-off site today. It’s convenient for you and good for our environment.

Used motor oil must be recycled at the City Yard Maintenance Shop.  No more than 5 gallons at any one time.

For more information on the City of Fort Stockton drop-off recycling program or if your facility would be interested in sponsoring a site, please contact us at (432) 336-8525.




City Yard 604 North Valentine 79735
City Landfill 3400 Stone Road 79735






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