Amador County Dump Hours: A Comprehensive Guide

Location and Hours. 6500 Buena Vista Rd Ione, CA 95640. Hours of Operation: Open 7 Days a Week. Second Sunday in March to first Sunday in November

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If you’re a resident of Amador County, California, and need to dispose of waste or recyclables, you’ll need to know the hours of operation for the local dumps, also known as transfer stations. In this article, we’ll provide you with all the information you need about Amador County dump hours, including locations, fees, and accepted materials.

Transfer Station Locations and Hours

Amador County has two transfer stations:

  • Buena Vista Transfer Station
    6500 Buena Vista Rd
    Ione, CA 95640

    • Second Sunday in March to first Sunday in November: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • First Sunday in November to second Sunday in March: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Pine Grove Transfer Station
    19801 Berry Street
    Pine Grove, CA 95665

    • Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Both transfer stations are closed on Mondays and major holidays.


Fees for using the transfer stations vary depending on the type of waste you’re disposing of. Here is a general overview of the fees:

  • Minimum Load: $13.50
  • Loose Yards: $29.25 per cubic yard
  • Appliance (Non-Freon): $32.00 each
  • Concrete: $24.50 per cubic yard
  • Furniture / Bulky Items: $20.50 per cubic yard
  • Inerts/Dirt/Rock: $66.50 per cubic yard
  • Cardboard: 1/2 yard free, then $29.25 per yard
  • Carpet/Padding (Rolled & Cut): $97.50 per ton
  • MRF Tonnage: $149.75 per ton
  • Fridge/Freezer/AC: $78.75 each
  • Small Animals (less than 100 lbs): $25.00 each
  • Tires 19 inch or smaller: $7.25 each
  • Tires 20″- 40″ Non-Commercial: $14.25 each
  • Wood / Yard Waste: $24.50 per cubic yard
  • Clean Stumps up to 24″ across: $65.50 each
  • DMV Weight Cert: $27.50 each
  • Mattress (Dirty, Extra): $20.50 each

There is also a $3.00 per load county surcharge.

Accepted Materials

The Amador County transfer stations accept a wide variety of materials, including:

  • Recyclables:

    • Aluminum cans, clean foil & containers
    • Clean cardboard up to 1/2 a yard
    • Newspaper
    • Clean paper, bags, catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, magazines, paper egg cartons, telephone books, and white paper
    • Oil and oil filters
    • Plastic bottles, jugs, and jars
    • Televisions, monitors, computers, and microwaves
    • Clean mattresses & box springs up to 4 pieces
  • Non-Recyclables:

    • Minimum Load
    • Loose Yards
    • Appliance (Non-Freon)
    • Concrete
    • Furniture / Bulky Items
    • Inerts/Dirt/Rock
    • Cardboard
    • Carpet/Padding (Rolled & Cut)
    • MRF Tonnage
    • Fridge/Freezer/AC
    • Small Animals (less than 100 lbs)
    • Tires 19 inch or smaller
    • Tires 20″- 40″ Non-Commercial
    • Wood / Yard Waste
    • Clean Stumps up to 24″ across
    • DMV Weight Cert
    • Mattress (Dirty, Extra)

Items Not Accepted

The following items are not accepted at the Amador County transfer stations:

  • Hazardous waste
  • Ashes
  • Auto batteries, batteries of any kind
  • Paint & thinners of any kind
  • Pool chemicals
  • Railroad ties
  • Injection needles
  • Pesticides & insecticides
  • Non-empty aerosol cans
  • Household cleaners
  • Tree stumps over 24″ across
  • Universal waste – batteries, fluorescent tubes, mercury thermostats or switches

If you have any questions about whether or not an item is accepted at the transfer stations, please contact Amador County Waste Management Department at (209) 223-6429.

Additional Information

  • The transfer stations are open to the public.
  • You do not need to be a resident of Amador County to use the transfer stations.
  • You can pay for your disposal fees with cash, check, or credit card.
  • The transfer stations are staffed by friendly and helpful employees who can assist you with any questions you may have.

Location and Hours. 6500 Buena Vista Rd Ione, CA 95640. Hours of Operation: Open 7 Days a Week. Second Sunday in March to first Sunday in November

Transfer Stations

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