Notices & 
News

Qualifications for Senior Rates

In order to qualify for Senior Rates you must:
  • Be a California customer only 
  • Be a Liberties Utilities CARE Participant
  • Be 65 Years or older
  • Be a Permanent, full-time resident
  • Have an STR account that is in good standing

For more information please call our offices at 530.541.5105

Changing Environments Call for Updated Enclosures

We are seeing construction utility boxes being used as enclosures for trash. While we appreciate that some customers are purchasing these utility boxes with the best intentions of addressing wildlife issues, utility boxes are not designed to be used as garbage enclosures.

  • ·       They do not hold 32 or 45 gallon trash cans.
  • ·       Are not effective in preventing animal access
  • ·       Require special service by collection personnel
  • ·       Do not meet requirements for approved bear resistant garbage can enclosures or safety approved dumpsters

We are not able to empty these utility boxes with our equipment and our employees are not able to unload them by hand. Trying to unload them will lead to damage to the utility box and/or injury to our employees.

All garbage must be in cans with lids per city and county ordinances. 
Garbage must be contained, not just bagged.  Garbage enclosures must accomodate cans for collection, and not be used as receptacles.

If you need a bear box, we can help!  South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling is administering a Bear Box Loan Program, which provides no interest loans for installation of approved animal resistant garbage can enclosures. Please feel free to contact our office at 530-541-5105 if you wish to discuss this or other service options.

                                                                                              NOTICE

SOUTH TAHOE REFUSE CO. – EL DORADO COUNTY AREA A
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED RATE INCREASE

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on December 11, 2018, by the
El Dorado County Board of Supervisors which will be held at the Board of Supervisors' Chambers,
330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville, California. The public hearing will consider the request by
South Tahoe Refuse Co. to increase the residential and commercial rates by 6.19%. To view the
complete Agenda Item, please visit the El Dorado County Board of Supervisor's calendar website
at eldorado.legistar.com and select the agenda for December 11th, 2018, or contact the
Environmental Management Department directly at (530) 621-6664.
The current and proposed rates, effective January 1, 2019, are as follows:
RESIDENTIAL Current Rate New Rate
Unlimited service per month $32.38 $34.38
Qualified senior rate $26.58* $26.58*
COMMERCIAL
Per 32-gallon can/bag or extra 32-gallon can/bag $6.78 $7.20
Per cubic yard or extra cubic yard $38.82 $41.22
Per compacted cubic yard or extra compacted cubic yard $51.97 $55.19
*There is no change to the qualified senior rates under residential services for this year.






SOUTH TAHOE REFUSE – EL DORADO COUNTY AREA B (formerly American River Disposal)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED RATE INCREASE

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on December 11, 2018, by the
El Dorado County Board of Supervisors which will be held at the Board of Supervisors' Chambers,
330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville, California. The public hearing will consider the request by
South Tahoe Refuse Co. to increase the residential and commercial rates by 6.19%. To view the
complete Agenda Item and full rate schedule, please visit the El Dorado County Board of
Supervisor's calendar website at eldorado.legistar.com and select the agenda for December 11th,
2018, or contact the Environmental Management Department directly at (530) 621-6664.
Examples of the current and proposed rates, effective January 1, 2019, are as follows:
RESIDENTIAL Current Rate New Rate
(1) 32-Gallon Can Picked Up Weekly $16.09 $17.09
(1) 45-Gallon Can Picked Up Weekly $18.67 $19.83
COMMERCIAL
Per 32-gallon can/bag or extra 32-gallon ca/bag $4.48 $4.76
Per cubic yard or extra cubic yard $16.93 $17.98
Per compacted cubic yard or extra compacted cubic yard $38.51 $40.89




STR AREA A
STR AREA B