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Lovelace Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station

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. 

Press Release

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

Credit, debit 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!: View the scale house line at Lovelace Transfer Station, near-live:

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)

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.

Acceptable Materials
  • 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

Unacceptable Materials

  • 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.

San Joaquin Sanitary Landfills and Recycling Facilities - Information and Rates Brochure

Vertederos Sanitarios Del Condado De San Joaquín E Instalaciones De Reciclaje - Información Y Tarifas

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Lovelace Transfer Station Hours


Gates are open:
Mon. through Sun. from 
7:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Exceptions:
Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

NOTE: THE 4:00 P.M. CLOSING TIME AT THIS FACILITY IS STRICTLY ENFORCED. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO CLOSING TO ALLOW YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO UNLOAD.

Address: 
Lovelace Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station 
2323 E. Lovelace Road 
Manteca, CA 95336 
(209) 982-5770 
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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