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City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Michelle Beck, 209-577-5493
Release Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 2:15:00 PM

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The City of Modesto is sponsoring a household hazardous waste Collection Event Friday, March 14, 2014 9:00am – 12 noon at the Vintage Faire Mall, 3401 Dale Rd., Modesto, in the parking lot off Sisk Rd. near JCPenny.


The following items are accepted:


Aerosol products

Batteries (all)                   

Brake Fluid

Carburetor Cleaner

Charcoal Lighter Fluid

Drain Cleaners


Gasoline/Diesel Fuel



Mercury Thermostats

Mercury Thermometers

Paint/Paint Thinner


Pool/Spa Chemicals

Propane Cylinders

Road Flares

Roofing Tar

Used Motor Oil/Filters



No Containers over 5 Gallons

No Empty Containers

No Electronic Waste

No Light Bulbs

No Explosives

No Ammunition

No Compressed Gas Cylinders

No Tires

No Business Waste

No More that 125lbs or 15gal of Waste Accepted

All Containers Must Be Properly Sealed


Do Not leave Materials Unattended

Please Stay in Your Vehicle