Garbage & Recycling

Save Our Polystyrene

Keep the polystyrene (you may be used to calling this styrofoam) out of the landfill. Bring it to the next polystyrene collection event in January 2019 sponsored by UCCE Tuolumne County/Master Gardeners.


Christmas Tree Recycling

Real. non-flocked trees can be recycled after the holidays for free. See flyer for locations and hours.   

New Battery and Cell Phone Collection Program

Tuolumne County residents now have new locations to drop off used household batteries and old cell phones. Read more .....for items accepted, how to prepare them prior to drop off, and the list of drop off locations.

Solid Waste Responsibilities

The Tuolumne County Solid Waste Division is responsible for ensuring that solid waste disposal services, which protect the public health and the environment, meet state and federal mandates for integrated waste management, and comply with waste disposal regulations.

The Solid Waste Division oversees the collection, transportation, and disposal of solid waste within Tuolumne County. The division is also responsible for the development, implementation, and promotion of recycling programs, hazardous waste collection, used oil and oil filter collection, electronic waste collection, compliance of illegal dumping, and monitoring of the closed landfills.