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Recycling Programs

Safe Needle Disposal
Waste Management offers a safe, confidential and cost-effective medical waste disposal to several of the communities we serve. The MedWaste TrackerSM provides individuals, companies and institutions a way of disposing used hypodermic needles, lancets, test strips and other small quantity medical waste. Each system includes a specially designed sharps container and a postage-prepaid shipping container ensuring your medical waste will be delivered safely by the U.S. Postal Service to a certified medical waste resource recovery facility.

Ink Cartridge and Cell Phone Revenue Sharing Program
Used ink cartridges and cell phones can be recycled and can generate income for your community. Waste Management will match proceeds generated from recycling ink cartridges and cell phones and use the proceeds to fund community-based activities. Contact Customer Service for a special recycling bag and instructions

Bulky Waste Pick-up
Every neighborhood will have one Bulky Waste Pick-up scheduled in the spring of each year. You will receive a notice with the calendar kits in December, or keep an eye on Lodi News Sentinel for our Bulky Waste ad.

Acceptable Bulky Items
Examples of bulky items are: furniture, appliances (refrigerators must have freon removed), wood waste, tree branches, scrap wood, debris from building remodeling, clothing. WM accepts up to six 32-gallon bags or about one yard; all materials must be bagged, boxed or bundled.

Bulky items cannot exceed eight feet in length, four feet in width or weigh more than 150 pounds.

Non-Acceptable Bulky Items
Household hazardous waste (such as paint, oil and batteries), spas, piano, camper shells, cast iron bathtubs or items requiring more than two persons to safely handle.

Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste is any product labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. HHW includes items such as paint, batteries, oil, and pesticides. These products, if mishandled, can be dangerous to your health and the environment, and therefore should be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Also, these materials should never be discarded in a sink, storm drain or in your regular trash.

The County of San Joaquin sponsors annual HHW drop off days at the Lodi Transfer Station. The date of this event will be posted in the Lodi News Sentinel.