Recycling Information

Resource Conservation
The first thing they teach students in economics class is that resources are scarce. Recycling is an excellent way to conserve and reuse those scarce resources. Recycling is important to the environment and saves the city money in landfill fees.

It conserves natural resources and preserves a legacy of resources for future generations.

Car Batteries
Most auto parts stores will accept old batteries at no charge.

Oil & Antifreeze
The Stanislaus County Department of Environmental Resources, as well as most auto parts stores, will take your old motor oil and antifreeze. The key is to keep the various fluids separate. For more information, please call 209-525-6789 or 209-525-6700.

Household Chemicals
It's always a good idea to purchase only the quantity that you need and then to use it up. For more information on disposal or recycling, please visit the CalRecycle website or the Earth911 website.

Green Waste
An important part of the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s (CalRecycle) mission is to increase the diversion of organic materials from landfill disposal for beneficial uses such as compost and energy production. Currently, an estimated 35 million tons of waste are disposed in California’s landfills annually, of which 32% is compostable organic materials, 29% is construction and demolition debris, and 17% is paper.

To stay informed on the latest information on organics issues, sign up for automatic email updates by joining a CalRecycle listserv, such as Organics Materials Management, Conversion Technologies, and Climate Change.

When you have more garbage or green waste than what can fit into your provided cans, you may take that trash to the landfill on your own. The Fink Road Sanitary Landfill is located at 4000 Fink Road, in Crows Landing, California. For more information, please view the Stanislaus County Fink Road Sanitary Landfill Price Sheet (PDF) or call 209-837-4800.