NOTICE: Effective 5/13/2020, the Lovelace Materials Recycling Facility and Transfer Station, the North County Recycling Center and Sanitary Landfill, and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility are open to the public, resuming normal business hours. 

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Customers are strongly encouraged to wear facial coverings and gloves when visiting sites.

Credit and debit cards (with ID), and business checks only will be accepted - NO CASH transactions.

Please expect longer wait times at County solid waste facilities due to required social distancing and Health Orders. 

Dumping on private or public areas is illegal and punishable by fines and jail time.  Report illegal dumping to (209) 468-4400.

For questions or concerns, call Solid Waste Administration at 468-3066 (during normal business hours)

Household Hazardous Waste Facility Entry

Household Hazardous Waste Re Use Room

If the products or items dropped off at the HHW are: 1) useable, 2) not a banned product and 3) are full enough to make it worthwhile, our hazardous materials specialists will place them in the HHW Re-Use Room.  This allows other county residents who can use these products can take them home FREE of charge. Why waste a perfectly good product by placing it in the trash when someone out there can re-use it?  You can feel good about helping the environment and helping people save a few bucks.

You must be an adult and sign a liability waiver in order to participate in this program. Items taken are for personal use and cannot be sold.

The Rules for the Re Use Room are:

You must be 18 or older to take item(s);
You can only take items from the room once per week;
There is a limit of 5 paint items per vehicle per week;
There is a limit of 10 total items per vehicle per week;
The liability waiver must be completed before leaving the Re Use Room.

Residents may transport no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of Household Hazardous Waste per any one trip* to San Joaquin County's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility. 

It is important to remember that proper handling and transportation of hazardous waste can reduce the chance of accidental spills.

For your safety and the safety of the Hazardous Waste Specialists, please:

  • Never mix products.
  • Keep products in original containers - containers containing gasoline or other fuels are not returned to customers
  • Label products not in original containers.
  • Secure products so they won't tip over, spill and/or leak.
  • Secure the entire load in your vehicle's trunk area, truck bed or trailer.
  • Store products away from the passenger compartment of your vehicle.

If you have any questions about how to handle or transport materials or if you have larger quantities of HHW to dispose of or special needs call (800) 207-8222 to speak to a Hazardous Waste Specialist. These specialists are available to provide further information and to set up an appointment for your delivery to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility if necessary. This service is FREE for San Joaquin County residents.

* the only exception to this rule is used oil. Households may legally transport up to 55 gallons of used oil per trip to an authorized used oil collection center. Click here for ore details on transporting used oil.  

San Joaquin County's Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Consolidation Facility is located on a two-acre parcel at 7850 R.A. Bridgeford Street , Stockton, California, adjacent to the Air Metro Business Park at the Stockton Metropolitan Airport. The facility includes a 5,300 square foot split-face cement block building, a parking area, loading dock, and storage bins. The facility handles approximately 6,000 residents and businesses annually. The facility is open to the public four days per week, Thursday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., excluding major holidays. Business waste from Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs)will be accepted by appointment only. For more information, call (209) 468-3066. 

The San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility opened its doors to the public in August of 2003. Construction costs were approximately $1,300,000. Funding for the project was provided through the County Service Area #53 (CSA #53) budget reserves.

For questions or concerns, call Solid Waste Administration at 468-3066 (during normal business hours)

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

HHW Brochure (English  | Español )

Small Business - Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Brochure (English  |   Español)

The San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Consolidation Facility Has Limited Hours of Operation:
 
Thursday Through Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

7850 R.A. Bridgeford Street, Stockton, CA 95206

NOT ACCEPTED: explosives, radioactive materials, medical waste, sewage, solar panels, controlled substances, ammunitions, refrigerating units, gas powered tools, air conditioning units, tires, large appliances, and large compressed gas cylinders.

More Links:

HHW Map/Direction

How it works: Watch the HHW Video

What Materials May I Take to the HHW? HHW Brochure

For Small Business - Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Brochure (English)

HHW Hours

The San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Consolidation Facility Has Limited Hours of Operation:
 
Thursday Through Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

7850 R.A. Bridgeford Street, Stockton, CA 95206

 

NOT ACCEPTED: explosives, radioactive materials, medical waste, sewage, solar panels, controlled substances, ammunitions, refrigerating units, gas powered tools, air conditioning units, tires, large appliances, and large compressed gas cylinders.

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: solidwaste@sjgov.org
Integrated Solid Waste Manager
Desi Reno