Materials F - L

Fire Extinguishers

10 November 2022

Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers can be taken to the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility.  

Fireworks

10 November 2022

Fireworks

Unused fireworks pose a serious fire hazard if they are put in the trash. Remember to dispose of unused fireworks into a bucket of water and let set overnight or longer. Wrap the wet fireworks in plastic bags to keep them from drying out.  Dispose of them in your trash.

Fluorescent Lights & Ballasts

10 November 2022

Fluorescent Lights & Ballasts

Fluorescent Lights & Ballasts can be taken to Rock Creek, Wilseyville, Red Hill, Gambi Disposal, and Avery Recycling & Disposal sites. Please separate them from other materials before recycling.

Freezers

10 November 2022

Freezers

Freezers can be taken to Gambi Disposal, Red Hill, Wilseyville,  or Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility. There is a $25.00 charge for each. Check with Valley Springs Recycling at (209) 772-9340, they charge $15.00 each.

Fuel, including Gasoline, Diesel and Kerosene

10 November 2022

Fuel, including Gasoline, Diesel and Kerosene

Fuel, including gasoline, diesel and kerosene, is accepted at the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility. Fuel must be transported in containers no larger than 5 gallons. Containers cannot be returned.

Furniture

10 November 2022

Furniture

Please consider donating any furniture that you no longer want. Check the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle page for more information on donating. Your donations of good quality, salable items helps support our local economy. If your item is not donatable, then it can be taken to the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility. Bulky items like a couch, can jam up the hopper at the transfer stations. If you have curbside service, please contact them at (209) 795-1532 regarding a bulky item pick up day.

Gasoline, Diesel and Kerosene

10 November 2022

Gasoline, Diesel and Kerosene

Gasoline, diesel and kerosene is accepted at the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility. Fuel must be transported in containers no larger than 5 gallons. Containers cannot be returned.

Glass Bottles

10 November 2022

Glass Bottles

Glass bottles and jars can be taken to any of the eight Recycling & Disposal sites for recycling. We also have some facilities which pay for them.

Hair Curlers

10 November 2022

Hair Curlers

Hair curlers, dryers and curling irons should be cleaned and donated if still usable. Otherwise, depending what they are made of, they are considered scrap metal or trash.

Hazardous Waste

10 November 2022

Hazardous Waste

We have a permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection area at Rock Creek. California State Transportation Laws limit the transportation of hazardous waste for each vehicle to a maximum of 15 gallons of liquid (in no larger than 5 gallon containers) or 125 pounds of solid material. Never mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers and pack to prevent spills.  The Rock Creek facility will only accept materials up to these limits. If more than the allotted amount of hazardous waste is brought to Rock Creek, the remaining amount will not be accepted, but will be sent home with the resident or business. Businesses wanting to dispose of hazardous wastes must fill out a Business Hazardous Waste Disposal form prior to bringing in any hazardous wastes. See the HHW page for the form.
 

Toxic material accepted:

  • Fluorescent lights
  • Household batteries
  • Auto batteries
  • Paints & stains, solvents                               
  • Oil, oil filters and antifreeze
  • Propane tanks, up to 25 gallon
  • Household toxic materials
  • Aerosol cans
  • Over the counter medications and syringes in a rigid plastic container

Helium Tanks

10 November 2022

Helium Tanks

Five gallon helium tanks are accepted at the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility.

Irons

10 November 2022

Irons

Irons can be recycled with all other electronics at Avery, Gambi, Red Hill, Wilseyville, or Rock Creek. There is no charge to recycle these.

Lawn Mowers

10 November 2022

Lawn Mowers

The County has seven scrap metal collection bins at our Recycling & Disposal Sites. Lawn mowers and riding mowers,  gas or electric, can be taken to any of the scrap metal bins. All liquids, oil and fuels must be removed from the gas mowers.  The tires can remain on the mowers.

Lumber

10 November 2022

Lumber

Lumber and other clean wood can be taken to any of the four County operated facilities. $4.00 cubic yard is charged for all clean and segregated wood.  

Habitat for Humanity will accept donations of clean lumber and other construction materials. Please see our reuse page or call them directly at (209) 754-5331 for more information. Their drop off warehouse is located in San Andreas.