Ukiah Transfer Station &
Recycling Center

The Ukiah Transfer Station and Recycling Center operates as a location for the deposit of municipal solid waste (garbage) as well as a number of other household and commercial materials that are recycled. When loads of mixed waste are received, they are sorted to the maximum extent feasible to extract recyclables and increase diversion from landfilling.

Location:

3151 Taylor Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482

Hours of operation:

Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Main Facility

This station is open to the public (self-haul) and commercial haulers.

Materials accepted at no charge include:

  • Newspaper, cardboard, office paper, magazines, steel cans, food and beverage glass, plastic food and beverage containers
  • Rigid plastic containers such as 5 gallon buckets, plastic storage containers, resin patio chairs and laundry baskets
  • Scrap metal
  • Motor oil and filters
  • Automobile and household batteries
  • Latex paint

Materials accepted for a fee include:

  • Garbage
  • Wood and Green Waste
  • Construction and Demolition material including concrete, brick, asphalt, drywall, shingles, porcelain toilets and sinks, and foam padding
  • Tires
  • Furniture (mattresses, box springs, couches and stuffed chairs)
  • Appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, air conditioners, dishwashers and microwaves

All loads of 5 cubic yards or more are weighed and charged by the ton. Discounts are available for separated clean loads of wood and green waste as well as segregated loads of construction and demolition material.

All fees may be paid by cash, debit card or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted).

Special Services

Buy Back – Recycling (CRV)

The Transfer Station offers a state-certified buy-back where customers can redeem containers that have California Redemption Value (CRV).

Material brought for redemption must be segregated by product type and separated from other materials.

The Buy-Back Center is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Hazardous & Electronic Waste

Hazardous and electronic waste is strictly prohibited from being landfilled, and must be handled separately from trash and recyclables. This includes all paints, thinners, pesticides, motor oil, fluorescent tubes and electronics such as televisions, monitors, and VCRs.

Certain Hazardous waste and e-Waste are accepted in designated areas of the Transfer station at no charge. These items include:

  • Electronics (TVs, computers, stereo equipment, cell phones, etc.)
  • Household and automotive batteries
  • Motor oil and oil filters
  • Antifreeze
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Home generated sharps (Syringes and hypodermic needles must be properly packaged and sealed in an approved, puncture-proof container to be accepted)

For other hazardous waste and disposal locations, please contact Mendo Recycles at 707-468-9704 or visit them at www.mendorecycle.org.

Available Products

We offer sustainable recycled products for your home and business. Stop by and shop for your next project.

Compost.
Our compost is made from recycled local green waste, and is a useful soil amendment. Learn more about Mendocino Earth products here.

Landscape material.
From arbor mulch to redwood chips, we have a variety of recycled landscape materials for your use.  Learn more about Mendocino Earth products here.

Click here for a current green material price list.

Products may be purchased in bulk or by the bag. Payment can be made by cash, debit card or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted). Delivery is available, please call 707-234-6400 for more information.

Construction material.
Class II recycled aggregate base rock is available for purchase by the ton.  Please call 707-234-6400 or click here for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

We are located at 3151 Taylor Drive in Ukiah.

What are your operating hours?

We are open Monday through Saturday from 8:00pm – 4:00pm.

Do you accept recyclables?

Yes! We accept the following recyclable material at no charge:

  • Newspaper, cardboard, office paper, magazines, steel cans, food and beverage glass, plastic food and beverage containers
  • Rigid plastic containers such as 5 gallon buckets, plastic storage containers, resin patio chairs and laundry baskets
  • Scrap metal
  • Motor oil and filters
  • Automobile and household batteries
  • Consumer electronics (televisions, computers, computer monitors, cell phones, printers, stereos and VCRs)
  • Small household appliances (toasters, blenders, mixers, etc.)
  • Appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, air conditioners, dishwashers and stoves). A fee for Freon removal may apply.
  • Latex & Oil based paint

Are you a buy-back center? Do you pay for recyclables?

Yes! The Transfer Station operates a state-certified buy-back where customers can redeem containers that have California Redemption Value (CRV).

Material brought for redemption must be segregated by product type and separated from other materials.

The Buy-Back Center is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Do you accept e-Waste?

Yes! Most e-Waste is accepted at no charge in designated areas. This includes standard products such as TVs, computers, stereo equipment and cell phones.

Do you accept batteries or motor oil?

Yes! The following special and hazardous materials are accepted in designated areas at no charge:

  • Household and automotive batteries
  • Motor oil and oil filters
  • Antifreeze
  • Home generated sharps (Syringes and hypodermic needles must be properly packaged and sealed in an approved, puncture-proof container to be accepted)

Do you accept garbage?

Yes! We accept garbage for a fee.

Do you accept green or wood waste?

Yes! We accept green or wood waste for a fee.

Do you accept construction materials?

Yes! We accept construction materials for a fee.

Do you accept tires?

Yes! We accept tires for a fee.


Do you accept furniture including mattresses?

Yes! We accept furniture for a fee.

Do you accept medical waste?

We only accept home-generated sharps. Syringes and hypodermic needles must be properly packaged and sealed in an approved, puncture-proof container to be accepted.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, money orders and credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted).

Do you buy metal?

No, not at this location. However, we operate Tri County Scrap Metals located at 3515 Taylor Drive which is just down the street from the Ukiah Transfer Station. Tri County Scrap Metals buys a variety of metals including:

  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Aluminum
  • Radiators
  • Insulated and clean wire
  • Stainless steel
  • Lead

Our facility operates in compliance with scrap metal regulations of the State of California. Customers will need to show proper identification before purchases can be made.

For more information please visit TCS Metals.

Do you sell compost or landscape material?

We offer sustainable recycled products for your home and business. Stop by and shop for your next project.

Compost.
Our compost is made from recycled local green waste, and is a useful soil amendment. Learn more about Mendocino Earth products here.

Landscape material.
From arbor mulch to redwood chips, we have a variety of recycled landscape materials for your use.  Learn more about Mendocino Earth products here.

Click here for a current green material price list.

Products may be purchased in bulk or by the bag. Payment can be made by cash, debit card or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted). Delivery is available, please call 707-234-6400 for more information.

Construction material.
Class II recycled aggregate base rock is available for purchase by the ton.  Please call 707-234-6400 or click here for more information.

Contact Us

Operating Hours:

Transfer Station & Drop Off: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Monday through Saturday

Buy Back Center: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday through Saturday

Location

3151 Taylor Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482

707-234-6400 or 888-718-4888