Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste includes many everyday items that can't be thrown in the trash but must be handled at appropriate facilities. For example:

- Simple household cleaner can be toxic to plants and marine life in stormwater run-off.  

- Broken compact fluorescent light (CFL) can leak mercury into a play yard. 


Many day-to-day actions can unintentionally affect our lives and the environment unless we take steps to dispose of these products properly. Please use the resources in External Links below to learn how to dispose of hazardous waste. 


San Joaquin County residents can drop off household hazardous waste at the San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.


External Links

Stockton Recycles 

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Free drop off or pick up products from fertilizer to household cleaners


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/18/2022