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The City of Lodi contracts with Waste Management to provide residential and commercial garbage collection, transportation and disposal as well as the collection of recyclable materials.  The City's three cart collection system is designed to reduce the amount of trash sent to our landfills. Garbage is collected weekly. Recycling and yard and garden waste will be collected on alternating weeks. For details on the City's recycling program, and information about a Lodi business' Styrofoam recycling center, click on the recycling logo here:

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For the City's current rates please click on the link below:

Collection Rates

Household curbside


10- to 50-yard bulk

Collection schedule

What day of the week is my garbage picked up?

Recycle/green waste schedule


Household Hazardous Waste

paint canMany of the items in your home can be considered hazardous substances because of their chemical nature. Many of these substances can poison, corrode, explode or ignite if improperly handled. It is ILLEGAL to dispose of these household hazardous items in the trash, down storm drains or onto the ground. Examples of household hazardous waste include such items as chlorine bleach, oven cleaner, floor polish, motor oil, pool chemicals. Most of these items will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Consolidation Facility located at 7850 South R.A. Bridgeford Street in Stockton, CA. For more information on Household Hazardous Waste and the Consolidation Facility, please contact San Joaquin County Solid Waste Division at (209) 468-3066 or visit their website at www.sjgov.org/solidwaste/

As of February 9, 2006, Universal Waste items are no longer allowed in the trash. Examples of Universal computerWaste include items such as mercury thermometers, household batteries, cell phones, fluorescent lamps, telephones and answering machines. For more information on where to dispose of these items please visit the County's website at www.sjgov.org/solidwaste/ or call them at (209) 468-3066.



Special Collection Events

Annual Curbside Clean-Up Collection Event

Waste Management provides an annual curbside collection event for the City of Lodi residents.  This event held every spring gives residents a chance to dispose of items free of charge.  Items are limited to the equivalent of six 38-gallon refuse carts.  All items must be bagged, bundled, boxed or containerized and weigh less than fifty pounds each.  All items to be disposed of must be at the curb, directly in front of the residence.  Unaccepted items include but are not limited to dirt, concrete, liquids, toxic or hazardous materials, CRT’s and large heavy metals.  Waste Management will notify all residents of the schedule indicating the dates of the event.  Any questions regarding this program can be directed to Waste Management at (209) 369-8274.

Annual Dump Day

Waste Management provides at its transfer station an Annual Dump Day.  This event held in the spring allows customers within the Lodi city limits to bring a car, truck or trailer (not to exceed two (2) cubic yards) load of refuse to the transfer station at a reduced fee.  Proof of residency is required and some items will not be accepted such as dirt, concrete, tires, liquids, toxic or hazardous materials, CRT’s and large heavy metals.  Questions regarding this event can be directed towards Waste Management at (209) 369-8274.


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