skip repetetive navigational links to main content Home |  Search |  Departments

Banner: Welcome to San Joaquin County, California, USA filler

      
   Solid Waste Home Page

   How do I recycle or
   properly dispose of...

   A guide for recycling and
  disposal options for various
  materials in San Joaquin.

    Director of Public Works
    Thomas M. Gau
    1810 East Hazelton Avenue
    Stockton, CA  95205
    (209) 468-3000 Phone
    (209) 468-2999 Fax
    E-mail

   GENERAL INFORMATION
    Landfill Information
    Refuse Collection
 
  PROGRAMS/SERVICES
    Hazardous Waste Facility
    Recycling & Proper Disposal
    Construction & Demolition
    Hazardous Materials
    Organics Programs
    Master Gardener Program
    Business Accounts
   
  BUSINESS
   
Business Hazardous Waste
    Landscape Mgmt Program
    Ag Plastic Recycling
    Recycled Materials
    CalMAX

  BE GREEN SAN JOAQUIN!
   
SJC - Green in Practice
    Green at Home
    Green at Work
    Green at School
    Green in the Garden

    OTHER
   
Education
    SJC Ordinance
    Brochures, Forms & Media
    Kids' Korner
    Links  
 


 



   

 

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 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:

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 more information.

Businesses
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.

Household Hazardous Waste
Facility

Household Hazardous Waste
Brochure

Small Business
HHW
 Small Business
HHW Brochure
The Mesothelioma Center (external site)

 


San Joaquin County Department of Public Works
Solid Waste Division

 

Contact Webmaster |  Site Index |  Traduzca esta paginación |  Legal and Privacy Information
© San Joaquin County 2002