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
9:00AM – 5:00PM

First Sunday in November to second Sunday in March
8:30AM – 4:30PM

The Transfer Station periodically closes for routine maintenance and inspection. Please check our yearly calendar for a full Transfer Station Schedule.


Buena Vista Transfer Station Rates (Effective January 1, 2024)

Minimum Load

5-7 Cans

Loose Yards

Appliance: Non-Freon


Furniture / Bulky Items






$29.25 per cubic yard

$32.00 each

$24.50 per cubic yard

$20.50 per cubic yard

$66.50 per cubic yard

1/2 yard free, then $29.25 per yard

Rolled & Cut $97.50 per ton

MRF Tonnage


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)

$149.75 per ton

$78.75 each

$25.00 each

$7.25 each

$14.25 each

$24.50 per cubic yard

$65.50 each

$27.50 each

$20.50 each

There is a $3.00 per load county surcharge. The above rates DO NOT include the County Surcharge of $3.00 per load.


Aluminum cans, clean foil & containers

Clean cardboard up 1/2 a yard


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 & Microwaves

Clean Mattresses & Box Springs up to 4 pieces


No hazardous waste

Ashes are not accepted

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 regarding these items, contact Amador County Waste Management Department at (209) 223-6429.