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Sonora, CA — Tuolumne County residents will be given the chance to get rid of their unwanted hazardous household waste products today and at the end of summer.

The service is free to Tuolumne County residents. There are two locations taking in those waste products and no appointment is needed:

In Sonora, Saturday May 18

  • Waste Management Recycling Center
  •  8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 14959 Camage Ave in Sonora

In Groveland, Saturday August 17

  • Groveland Transfer Station
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 10700 Merrell Rd. Groveland

Here is a list of materials you throw out:

Oven/drain cleaners
Non-empty aerosol cans
Household cleaners
Nail polish remover
Shoe polish
Weed killers
Insect sprays
Pool chemicals
Oil-based paint
Wood preservatives
Photo chemicals
Art supplies
Brake fluid
Rust preventatives
Contaminated oil
Engine/brake part cleaners

Rules to dump the waste:

  • Keep waste in original container
  • Do not mix material
  • Prevent leakage or spills (Place container in tub or box and surround with paper or kitty litter)
  • Transport wastes in trunk or secured in bed of truck


  • No containers larger than 5 gallons
  • Limit toxic items to 15 gallons or 125 pounds per trip (California State Law)

Items not accepted:

  • Ammunition or explosives
  • Asbestos, tires, or medical waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Marine flares
  • Non-hazardous regular trash

Questions please contact Tuolumne County Solid Waste Division (209) 533-5588.


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