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. Read more Notes From the Field.