Petitioners spent the entire day pushing for last minute signatures.
"Hopefully massive amount of boxes and turn them in," said one petitioner.
Dee Barnes, President of Fresno City Employees says they want to make sure they have more than enough signatures on hand and they're feeling pretty confident about it.
"I believe we'll have over 30,000," said Barnes.
According to the city clerk there needs to be a little less than 22,000 valid signatures, and that number is based on 10 percent of registered voters in Fresno.
"Force the city council to either repeal ordinance or all citizens to vote," Barnes said.
The city council approved a deal to have Mid Valley disposal take over residential trash pick up.
It's a deal that would bring the city about $2.5 million a year in franchise fees paid by the garbage companies, but opponents of privatization say hundreds of jobs are potentially in jeopardy.