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Railroad Ties and Treated Posts

 Railroad Ties & Treated Posts

Railroad ties, telephone poles and treated posts contain creosote. Creosote is obtained from high temperature distillation of coal tar (itself a mixture of hundreds of organic substances), and over 100 components in creosote have been identified as hazardous. Creosote is used as a fungicide, insecticide, miticide, and sporicide to protect wood and is applied by pressure methods to wood products, primarily utility poles and railroad ties.

Railroad ties and treated posts can not be thrown in the trash. These materials must be disposed of in special landfills that are designed for this type of hazardous material.

 

There is NO COST for San Joaquin County residents to drop off these materials at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility for proper disposal.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THESE ITEMS IN THE GARBAGE!

Residential
Residents of San Joaquin County can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of railroad ties and treated posts:

San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Residents may take railroad ties and treated posts (total load to HHW cannot exceed 125 pounds per trip) to San Joaquin County's Household hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility for proper disposal. Click on the "HHW Facility" link below or call (209) 468-5670 for more information.

North County Recycling Center & Sanitary Landfill
Residents (self-haul customers) of San Joaquin County may take railroad ties and treated posts to the North County Recycling Center and Sanitary Landfill from Monday through Friday, from opening until 2:00 p.m. ONLY! Gate fees apply. Railroad ties and treated posts must be cut into lengths of 5 feet or less and must be separated from other materials in the load. Customers with large loads should call North County prior to delivery for details and conditions.

Businesses
San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste Facility Businesses must deliver these materials to designated landfill sites or contact a hazardous material hauler to dispose of large quantities of railroad ties and treated posts. Businesses may take small quantities (total load to HHW cannot exceed 125 pounds per trip) of these materials at the San Joaquin County's Household Hazardous Waste facility (HHW) for a fee. Click on the "Small Business HHW" link below or call (209) 468-5670 for more information.



Escalon:

Know a location that takes this material?
Call us at 468-3066

Lathrop:

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Call us at 468-3066

Linden:

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Lockeford:

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Lodi:

North County Recycling Center

17720 East Harney Lane
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 887-3868
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Manteca:

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Call us at 468-3066

Ripon:

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Stockton:

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

7850 R.A. Bridgeford Street 
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 468-3066
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Tracy:

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Call us at 468-3066


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