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Solvents, Glues and Chemicals - Proper Disposal and Reuse Locations
serving Stockton, Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, Escalon and San Joaquin County

How do I recycle or properly dispose of...

Do you have chemicals, adhesives or solvents that you want to get rid of? 
Most households have miscellaneous solvents, adhesives and other chemicals that were used only once or twice and are now just gathering dust.  How can you dispose of these materials responsibly?  If they are still useable, the best way to get rid of them is to use them up or give them to someone who can.  If you cannot use them or give them away, take them to the San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW) facility. 

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

Many common household products are hazardous because they contain flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive ingredients.  If these products are handled or disposed of incorrectly, they can pose a threat to human health, animals and the environment.

HHW ReUse Room
If the products or items dropped off at the HHW are: 1) useable, 2) not a banned product and 3) are full enough to make it worthwhile, our hazardous materials specialists will place them in the HHW Re-Use Room, where other county residents who can use these products can take them home FREE of charge.  Why waste a perfectly good product by disposing of it when someone out there can re-use it?  You can feel good about helping the environment and helping people save a few bucks.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THESE ITEMS IN THE GARBAGE!
 

Where Can I Take Them for Proper Disposal?

Residents
Residents of San Joaquin County can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of solvents, adhesives and chemicals:

San Joaquin County Solid Waste Facilities
San Joaquin County residents can take up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds per trip to the San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility for recycling and proper disposal.  Click on the HHW links below for more information.

Businesses:
Businesses can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of cleaners and chemicals:

San Joaquin County Solid Waste Facilities
San Joaquin County small businesses that qualify for the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Program can deliver these materials to the San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility for a fee.  Click on the "Small Business HHW" links below for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste
Facility

Small Business
HHW
Household Hazardous Waste
Brochure
Small Business
HHW Brochure
HHW
Re-Use Room
 Small Business
HHW Brochure

 


San Joaquin County Department of Public Works
Solid Waste Division

Last updated 05/26/2011

 

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