Recycling in Ripon

Starting August 1, 2020, the Ripon Recycling Center will be open for limited operations during the following hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Saturdays 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The limited operations at this time will be for Ripon residents only. City staff will be evaluating the operation moving forward to explore the possibility of expanding this to businesses, commercial, and non-residents in the future.
In order to comply with the Stay at Home Orders, Staff will be on-site to direct individuals to ensure all distancing requirements are maintained. The following are the rules that will be in place during the current Stay at H
ome Orders:

  • Enter at the northern driveway
  • Remain in your car until it is your turn to unload your recyclable material
  • Residential loads only, no businesses or commercial sized truck/loads at this time
  • Residents must unload all material into proper container
  • The following are recyclables that are accepted at this time:
    • Cardboard, must be clean and free of trash
  • TVs & Screens, must be loaded directly into container
  • Plastics, no changes
  • Glass, no changes
  • Mixed Paper, no changes
  • Newspaper, no changes
  • CRV is being accepted  (Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles)
  • Styrofoam is NOT accepted at this time

Illegal dumping items at the Recycling Center outside of the posted hours of operation will result in a citation for violating the Ripon Municipal Code.

Joint City/School


Recycling Program

The City of Ripon, the Ripon Unified School District, and American Recycling have set up a recycling program that benefits the students at Weston, Ripon, Ripona, Park View, and Colony Oak Elementary Schools. 

The Joint City/School program accepts the following:

  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Mixed Paper
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Beverage Containers with (CRV)
  • Polystyrene #6 (Styrofoam)
  • Monitors and Televisions

If you have questions, call the Ripon Public Works Department at (209) 599-2151 or email Shelby DeHaven at

Do not dump your trash!  Any load that is contaminated by trash or garbage is rejected, and the entire load is sent to the landfill at taxpayers’ (your) expense.

Warning: Cameras have been installed to catch trash dumpers.


San Joaquin County Lovelace Transfer Station

2323 E. Lovelace Road
Manteca, CA 95336
Phone: (209) 982-5770
Hours: Monday - Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Lovelace transfer station offers free disposal for city and county residents.

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Consolidation Facility

7850 South R.A. Bridgeford Street
Stockton, CA 95206
Phone: (209) 468-3066
Hours:  Thursday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For small businesses, the appointment line is (800) 207-8222 ext. 204

Household Hazardous Waste collection is now in Stockton. Collections will no longer be held in Ripon. This service is free of charge to county residents. Also, you can visit the facility's "Re-use Room" for free partially-used products.

Small Businesses must call for appointment: 
(877) 747-9699 
(fees apply)

Medication Collection Program


The San Joaquin County drainage ordinance prohibits dumping anything down a storm drain or into a waterway.To report illegal dumping please call: (209) 468-3055

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