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Asbestos

 AsbestosAsbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral with long, thin fibrous crystals. Asbestos became increasingly popular among manufacturers and builders in the late 19th century because of its resistance to heat, electrical and chemical damage, sound absorption and because of its high tensile strength. Asbestos can be toxic. The inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Since the mid 1980s, the European Union and most developed countries have banned asbestos.

There is NO COST for San Joaquin County residents to properly dispose of this material at San Joaquin County's Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

 

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THIS MATERIAL IN THE GARBAGE!

Where Can I Take This Material For Proper Disposal?

Residents
Residents of San Joaquin County can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of certain types of asbestos:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility
    Residents may take double-wetted, double-wrapped, non-friable asbestos (total load to HHW cannot exceed 125 pounds per trip) to San Joaquin County's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility for proper disposal.  Residents may transport up to 125 pounds of material (in total) per trip FREE of charge. Click on the link below or call (209) 468-3066 for more information.


Businesses
Businesses may take small quantities of double-wetted, double-wrapped, non-friable asbestos (total load to HHW cannot exceed 125 pounds per trip) to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility for a fee. Click on the "Small Business HHW" link below or call (209) 468-3066 for more information.


 
Household Hazardous Waste Facility Household Hazardous Waste Brochure
Small Business Hazardous Waste Small Business Hazardous Waste Brochure
The Mesothelioma Center (external site)


Escalon:

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Call us at 468-3066

Lathrop:

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Call us at 468-3066

Linden:

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Call us at 468-3066

Lockeford:

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Call us at 468-3066

Lodi:

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Call us at 468-3066

Manteca:

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Call us at 468-3066

Ripon:

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Call us at 468-3066

Stockton:

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

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

Tracy:

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Call us at 468-3066


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