Frequently Asked Questions
As a Stanislaus County resident you have a number of choices:
- The Fink Road Landfill located at 4000 Fink Road in Crows Landing, will take your items for a fee. https://www.stancounty.com/er/landfill/
- Residents of the unincorporated area of the County who subscribe to garbage service, a twice a year bulky item pick up service is available. Go to https://www.stancounty.com/er/solidwaste/pdf/residential-bulky-item-collection-program.pdf for details or call your garbage company, http://www.stanislausrecycles.org .
- Residents in other areas, call your garbage company or city hall http://www.stanislausrecycles.org/agency/city/ to find out if a bulky item pick up service is available.
- There are three transfer stations in the area that are open to the public to dispose of your items for a fee. For complete information click on the Garbage Hauler tab located at http://www.stanislausrecycles.org .
- In addition, many cities within the county offer citywide clean up days. Contact your city hall for additional information http://www.stanislausrecycles.org/agency/city/
No, simply empty all of the contents and place in the recycling container. There is no requirement to rinse them out.
- The Fink Road Landfill will take old tires for a fee. The landfill is located at 4000 Fink Road, Crows Landing. Call 209-837-4800 for hours of operation and costs.
- The three transfer stations within the county accept used tires for a fee. For contact information and costs go to http://www.stanislausrecycles.org.
- The Department of Environmental Resources (DER) offers periodic tire amnesty events for residents in the unincorporated area of the county. Call 209-525-6700 for more information on these events.
- City of Modesto residents contact 209-577-5494 for information on tire amnesty events.
- Many cities collect tires at annual citywide cleanup events. Contact your city for more information http://www.stanislausrecycles.org/agency/city/.
CAUTION: It is illegal to transport more than 9 tires without a permit. For more information about obtaining a tire hauling permit, contact CalRecycle at 916-255-3896 or visit the web site at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Enforcement/StatutesRegs/Transport.pdf.
I live in an apartment complex and would like to recycle my bottles and cans, but my complex does not have recycling containers. What are my options?
The County does not currently provide recycling at multi-family dwellings; however the following link will provide a list of collection centers near to take your recycling, http://stanislausrecycles.org/recycling/drop-off/.
I have old paint, oil and other hazardous household items that I can’t throw in the garbage but need to get rid of, where can I take them?
The County operates a permanent Household Hazardous Waste collection facility located at 1716 Morgan Road, Modesto. County residents can properly dispose of these items and other household hazardous wastes for FREE, Friday and Saturday’s from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (except holidays). For more information, go to http://www.stanislausrecycles.org and click on the “Toxics” tab or call 525- 4123 (24-hour Hotline) or 525-6700.
I live in the unincorporated area and have garbage service; can I have my recycling picked up at the curb?
Curbside pickup of recycling is available to county residents who subscribe to garbage service. Items accepted for recycling include: Cardboard (broken down and tied in bundles), mixed paper (catalogs, magazines, computer paper, junk mail), cans – rinsed clean (aluminum, tin, soda and food cans), glass - rinsed clean (brown, clear, bottles and jars), plastic bottles and jugs (water bottles, bleach, catsup, detergent). Residents must provide their own containers or call your garbage company, http://www.stanislausrecycles.org to request 5 gallon recycling containers.
- First, place your used oil in a clean, leak proof container that has a screw top lid. Keep the oil free from contamination.
- Many cities offer a curbside used oil pick up program. Contact your garbage hauler www.stanislausrecycles.org to see if curbside collection is available in your area.
- There are many Certified Collection Centers (CCC’s) within Stanislaus County which accept used oil for recycling. Many CCC’s accept used oil filters for recycling also.
- To locate the nearest CCC to you, go to http://stanislausrecycles.org/recycling/used-oil/ and enter your address.
If you have oil that has been contaminated with water, anti-freeze, transmission fluid and/or debris, the County’s Household Hazardous Waste facility will accept it for FREE.
The Household Hazardous Waste facility is located at 1710 Morgan Rd., Modesto. Operating hours are Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (except holidays).
For additional information and a complete list of materials accepted at the facility go to http://stanislausrecycles.org/toxics/hhw/ or call 209-525-6700.
“Only rain down the drain” is a reminder that nothing except rain, should go into our storm drains. Rain runs off our rooftops, streets, parking lots and even our driveways. The water picks up things like trash, oil leaks, dog doo, fertilizers and pesticides and caries them into the local storm drain which eventually lands untreated, in a nearby river or stream. For additional information go to www.stancounty.com/publicworks/storm/storm.shtm or call Environmental Resources, 209-525-6700. Questions about disposing of Hazardous Materials, 209-525-6700. Questions about disposing of pesticides/fertilizer, call the Agricultural Commissioner, 209-525-4730. To report illegal dumping into the storm drains, contact Public Works, 209-525-4130. Report illegal dumping on line, www.stancounty.com/publicworks/storm.