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 visit the Recycling page.

Household Hazardous Waste

Many 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
  • Floor polish
  • Motor oil
  • Oven cleaner
  • Pool chemical

Most of these items will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Consolidation Facility located at 7850 South R.A. Bridgeford Street in Stockton, California. 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.

Universal Waste

As of February 9, 2006, Universal Waste items are no longer allowed in the trash. Examples of Universal Waste include items such as: 

  • Answering machines
  • Cell phones
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Household batteries
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Telephones

For more information on where to dispose of these items please visit the County's website or call them at 209-468-3066.