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Hazardous Waste
Almost every home contains hazardous products that can harm human health or the environment if improperly handled. They are products used in cleaning, home improvements, automobile maintenance, lawn and garden care, hobbies, and a variety of other tasks.

For the protection of California's environment and the health and safety of its inhabitants, it is important to dispose of household hazardous waste in a manner that is safe and complies with California state laws.

2017 schedule to be posted in the future.


Recyclable Household Hazardous Waste
Recyclable household hazardous waste (RHHW) may be taken to Cal Sierra Transfer Station or Groveland Transfer Station. These wastes include:
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive batteries
  • Computers
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Household batteries
  • Latex paint
  • Mercury-containing products such as thermometers and thermostats
  • Miscellaneous electronic waste
  • Products containing batteries or circuit boards
  • Rechargable batteries
  • Televisions
  • Used motor oil (without contamination) and used oil filters

There may be a gate fee.


Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste (HHW) has more extensive disposal requirements. These wastes must be brought to:
  • A temporary household hazardous waste collection event
  • The Tuolumne County Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

The Permanent Collection facility is open once a month by appointment only. Please call 209-533-5588 to schedule an appointment.
Qualifying small businesses may be able to use the options listed above, please call 209-533-5588.

What to Bring
From the garage and workshop:

  • Art supplies
  • Brake fluid
  • Contaminated motor oil
  • Engine / brake parts cleaners
  • Gasoline
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Oil-based paints
  • Photo chemicals
  • Polishes
  • Solvents
  • Thinners
  • Waxes
  • Wood preservatives

From the house:
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Furniture polish
  • Household cleaners
  • Nail polish remover
  • Non-empty aerosol cans
  • Oven cleaners
  • Shoe polish

From the yard:
  • Compressed gas cylinders up to 5 gallons (propane)
  • Fungicides
  • Insect repellants
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Weed killers

What Not to Bring
  • Ammunition and explosives
  • Asbestos
  • Biological waste
  • Large compressed gas cylinders
  • Marine flares
  • Medical waste
  • Non-hazardous waste
  • PCB-containing waste
  • Radioactive waste 
  • Sharps
  • Tires


Solid Waste Division
Email

Tel:  209-533-5588
Fax: 209-533-5698

To report illegal dumping,
please call 209-533-5577.

Physical Address:
A.N. Francisco Building
48 Yaney Ave.
Floors 3 and 4
Sonora, CA 95370

Mailing Address:
2  South Green St.
Sonora, CA 95370

Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.