Lovelace Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station is owned and operated by San Joaquin County. The facility was purchased on July 1, 1977 and remodeled during 1994 and 1995. Lovelace encompasses 15 acres. This site receives an average of 325 tons of waste daily, which is transported to Foothill Sanitary Landfill, on County-owned transfer trucks carrying loads of up to 22 tons per truck. During the year 2014, Lovelace received 117,454 tons of waste.
San Joaquin County's other facilities include the
North County Recycling Center and Sanitary Landfill,
Foothill Sanitary Landfill and the
San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Consolidation Facility.
- Agricultural waste
- Cabover campers (remove all thermostats and appliances)
- Camper Shells
- Camper trailers less than 25 feet in length (remove thermostats and appliances, dismantle the camper trailer into small sections, and bring a Junk Slip from DMV).
- Commercial and household waste
- Construction/demolition waste
- Tires (mounted or unmounted)
- White goods such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning units
- Burned waste
- Cannery waste
- Dead animals
- Five-gallon (or larger) drums
- Hazardous or infectious waste
- Items of sufficient weight, mass, hardness or difficulty in processing that may damage facility equipment
- Large amounts of dirt or fill
- Large stumps
- Loads of soil or gravel
- Liquid waste
- Mobile homes
- RVs; camper trailers that are NOT dismantled into small sections
- Septic tank waste
- Toxic materials
Tarping Requirements All loads must be properly covered or tarped so that flying debris is avoided. Loads not properly covered or tarped will be charged a DOUBLE disposal fee.