How Do I Recycle...


Batteries may be dropped off at the Public Works Department located at City Hall, 221 West Pine Street, Lodi, for proper recycling.  All batteries must be taped at both ends to avoid a fire hazard.  Accepted batteries include lithium ion, small sealed lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, nickel zinc, lithium primary, alkaline, carbon zinc, and button and coin cell batteries.

Fluorescent Bulbs and Electronics

Please visit our Special Collection Events page for any upcoming Household Hazardous Waste or E-Waste events.  You may also call San Joaquin County Solid Waste Division at (209) 468-3066 for disposal information.

Used Motor Oil and Filters

Please call San Joaquin County Solid Waste Division at (209) 468-3066 for disposal information.

Construction and Demolition Waste

Please visit our Approved Industrial Haulers (link) page for a current list of approved haulers for Construction and Demolition waste.

Needles and Medical Waste

You may drop off expired or unwanted prescriptions in the collection box in the lobby at the Lodi Police Department, located at 215 East Elm Street, Lodi.

You may also be able to drop off your sharps and prescriptions at appropriate collection sites, such as doctors' offices, hospitals, pharmacies, health departments, and medical waste facilities.


Mattresses may be taken to a mattress recycler free of charge. Mattresses may also be taken to any County-owned Landfill or Transfer Station for disposal for free.

North County Landfill
17720 East Harney Lane
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 887-3868

For additional information on how to properly recycle or dispose of hard to dispose of items, please visit the San Joaquin County Solid Waste Division’s How Do I Recycle or Dispose? page.