Proper Disposal of Asbestos
for Stockton, Tracy,
Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, Escalon and San Joaquin County
How do I
recycle or properly dispose of...
|Asbestos 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
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 of San Joaquin County can utilize the following resources to
properly dispose of certain types of asbestos:
San Joaquin 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) 468-5670 for
Businesses must deliver these materials to designated landfill sites or contact a hazardous material hauler to dispose of large
quantities of pressure treated lumber or posts. 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
San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste Facility for a fee. Click on the "Small
Business HHW" link below or call (209) 468-5670 for more information.
San Joaquin County Department
of Public Works
Solid Waste Division