Materials T - Z

Televisions

10 November 2022

Televisions

Televisions and other electronics, such as computers, monitors, printers, CD and DVD players, stereos, radios, cell phones and small appliances are considered electronic waste (e-waste). These products contain heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium and mercury, that pose serious environmental and health risks. The County has five Recycling & Disposal sites to recycle e-waste.

Thermostats

10 November 2022

Thermostats

Thermostats and Thermometers have mercury, which is a toxic substance. Mercury-containing items must be discarded at the HHW Facility at the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility.

Tires

10 November 2022

Tires

You can dispose of a maximum of two (2) tires, up to 22”, for free. These can be taken to Gambi Disposal, Red Hill, Wilseyville or Rock Creek. Tires larger than 22" or in quantities of more than two (2) can be taken to Rock Creek.  Additional tires are:

 Tires <17”                $ 2.50/each
 Tires <17" on rims     $ 5.00/each
 Tires 17"–22”            $ 8.00/each
 Tires 17"–22” on rims $10.00/each       
 Tires >22"                $ 8.00 plus $7.00 per inch
 


See Resolution 2007-162, California State law limits the number of tires which can be hauled to 9. If you have more than 9 tires to haul to Rock Creek, please contact Environmental Health for an Exemption Authorization.

Trailers

10 November 2022

Trailers

Trailers should be taken to dismantlers for recycling; however, campers and trailers may be accepted for disposal only at Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility. A DMV Junk Certificate is required. Charged at $8.00 cubic yard. Any refrigerators, generators or other equipment that may contain a refrigerant such as Freon, oil or other hazardous wastes must be removed prior to acceptance.

Vacuum Cleaners

10 November 2022

Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum cleaners can go in your mixed recycling or if it is still in working condition, then consider donating it.

Vehicles

10 November 2022

Vehicles

Vehicles, car parts, or motor vehicles are not accepted at any of the County facilities. Please check with a local charitable organizations regarding donations of any unwanted vehicles. Check the following websites for more information on donating your vehicles:

Videos

10 November 2022

Videos

Calaveras County Library welcomes your donations of videos. They will also accept books and DVDs. Drop them off at any of the 8 libraries within Calaveras County. They can be contacted at (209) 754-6510.  

VHS and cassette tapes and their covers/cases are recyclable and can be placed in your Mixed Recycling. If possible, remove the magnetic tape, as this part is not recyclable.

Hein & Co at 204 Main Street in Jackson will take any and all VHS tapes, DVD's and CD's.  You can contact them at (209) 223-9076.

Washing Machines

10 November 2022

Washing Machines

Washing machines can be taken to Gambi, Red Hill, Wilseyville or Rock Creek. There is a $25.00 charge for each.

Check with Valley Springs Recycling at (209) 772-9340 they may not have a charge for washing machines.

Water Heaters

10 November 2022

Water Heaters

Water Heaters are considered scrap metal and can be taken to Avery, Gambi, Red Hill, Wilseyville, Copperopolis, or Rock Creek.

Any hot water heaters that are 100 gallon or larger have a $25.00 handling fee as they contain a mercury switch that our certified attendants would need to remove. These can only be brought to the Rock Creek Landfill. 

Wheelchairs, Walkers, Canes and Crutches

10 November 2022

Wheelchairs, Walkers, Canes and Crutches

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches, and other patient rehabilitation devices can be donated locally to the Angels Murphys Rotary Club. They will accept all items in any condition. These devices can be taken to any County facility and set aside for the Rotary Club to pick up.

Windows

10 November 2022

Windows

Single pane windows and broken windows are considered garbage. If you have any windows that are in donatable condition, please contact our local Habitat for Humanity at (209) 754-5331.

Wood Products

10 November 2022

Wood Products

Wood products can be taken to any of the Wood & Yard Waste areas in the County. The charge is $4.00 Cubic Yard.

Treated wood, including pressure treated, creosote coated and chemically treated wood is accepted as garbage. Only small quantities can be accepted at the Transfer Stations. Large quantities must be taken to Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility.

X-Ray Films

10 November 2022

X-Ray Films

X-Ray films can be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility.

Yard Waste

10 November 2022

Yard Waste

Yard Waste can be taken to any of the Wood & Yard Waste areas in the County. The charge is $4.00 Cubic Yard.

Yogurt Cups

10 November 2022

Yogurt Cups

Yogurt cups are normally marked with a recycling symbol of 5, and can be put in your mixed recycling.