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San Joaquin County Solid Waste Division

NOTICE: SB 1383 - Waste Collection System/Service Changes 

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.  -  Landfill Reopenings FAQs -  Press Release 

•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.

NEW!: Plan your visit by checking out our live camera views of the scale house waiting lines at each Solid Waste Facility!:

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

Welcome to the San Joaquin County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division's web pages. You may think that "garbage collection" is not very exciting. We like to think of ourselves as material management specialists as well as stewards of the County. In this day and age of being environmentally friendly, more and more materials are being kept out of the landfill through reuse and recycling programs. Do you have something that you want to get rid of or want to learn more about the right way to dispose of or recycle different products? Click the links to learn more about County landfills and what we do to divert material from going there.

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

To Contact Solid Waste Facilities - Click Here

For Mandatory Residential Refuse Collection information - Click Here

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General & Special Solid Waste Division Announcements

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Commercial Recycling 

Disposal of Medical Sharps

Illegally Dumped Tires 

Medication Disposal Information

General Information & County Facilities
Landfills and Facilities
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Household Hazardous Waste Facility
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Public Works Department

1810 E. Hazelton Avenue
Stockton, CA 95205
Phone: (209) 468-3000
Fax: (209) 468-2999
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Office Hours: 8am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm