Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste takes many forms. Many of the products or items that we use every day fall into the category of hazardous waste. A simple household cleaner is toxic to plants and marine life when it is present in stormwater run-off.  If accidently broken, a compact fluorescent tube (CFL) can leak mercury into a play yard. Many of our 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 provided under External Links at the bottom of this page to learn more about how to dispose of hazardous waste. Remember...proper handling of hazardous wastes is good for you and your environment.


San Joaquin County residents can drop off hazardous household waste at the San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.  Many products dropped off by residents are available for free in the ReUse room.  To learn more about this facility and the ReUse room, please see External Links below.


External Links

For recycling tips, news, events, and resources visit:

Stockton Recycles 

The ReUse Room at the San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility - Drop off or pick up products ranging from fertilizer to household cleaners for FREE.


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/20/2017