Major appliances or “white goods” (clothes washers/dryers, refrigerators, ovens, water heaters, air conditioners, etc) become valuable sources of scrap metal when they are no longer wanted. However, some components in appliances contain hazardous materials that can damage human health and the environment if they are not removed and properly managed. Hazardous components may include: encapsulated polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); Freon, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) and other refrigerants; mercury in switches and temperature control devices; Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in metal-encased capacitors; used oil from compressors and transmissions; and any other material that is a regulated hazardous waste. Please dispose of these items properly.

Where Can I Take Them for Recycling or Proper Disposal?

Residents of San Joaquin County can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of appliances:

San Joaquin County Solid Waste Facilities
Recycle your unwanted or obsolete appliances for FREE* at San Joaquin County’s solid waste facilities.

Up to two (2) of any combination
from list below of refrigeration units and appliances: 

Air conditioners
Water coolers

Clothes washers/dryers
Water heaters
Space heaters
Trash compactors

* Some restrictions apply. There is no additional charge for these items in the above quantities; however, they must be:
(1) separated from all trash in the load and
(2) reported to the facility cashier at the gate.

- All appliances must be delivered empty

- Non-empty appliance fee: $19.00 each

- More than two(2) items: $19.00 each

See Landfill Brochure for details.

City of Tracy residents may recycle 2 appliances per calendar year - FREE of Charge
(Residents must reside within City of Tracy limits, terms and conditions apply, see link below for details)
City of Tracy Appliance Voucher

City of Stockton residents may use the City of Stockton Curbside Recycling Program to recycle small appliances, electronic scrap and handheld electronic devices placed in the yellow recycling cart.

Businesses may utilize the following resources to properly dispose of appliances:

San Joaquin County Solid Waste Facilities
Fees may apply to businesses depending on the number of appliances. See the San Joaquin County Facilities below and contact the County site directly for details and costs.

Foothill Sanitary Landfill
6484 N. Waverly Rd  
Linden, CA 95236
(209) 887-3969
7:00am to 5:00pm

Lovelace Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station 
2323 E. Lovelace Road 
Manteca, CA 95336 
(209) 982-5770
7:00am to 4:00pm 

North County Landfill and Recycling Center
17720 E. Harney Lane
Lodi, CA  95240
(209) 887-3868
7:00am to 4:00pm   

Solid Waste Administrative Office
1810 East Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
Phone: (209) 468-3066
Fax: (209) 468-3078
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Email us with questions at: