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Appliances  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:
     Up to nine (9) of any combination of  
     other appliances from list below:
    • Refrigerators
    • Air conditioners
    • Freezers
    • Water coolers
    • Clothes washers/dryers
    • Microwaves
    • Oven
    • Water heaters
    • Stoves
    • Space heaters
    • Dishwashers
    • 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.

    See appliance brochure link below 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. See link for details

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 link below and contact the County site directly for details and costs.

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