South Tahoe Refuse Recycles 65%

We are proud to offer Blue Bag Recycling to our customers. This curbside recycling program is easy and free for our residential customers.

How can I recycle at home?
Join our Blue Bag Recycling Program! Simply empty and rinse any food and beverage containers and place all of your recycling loose in your recycling blue bag so that they can be easily sorted at the Material Recovery Facility.​ 

Fill your Blue Bags, but don’t overstuff them. Blue Bags should weigh less than 30 lbs. Tie Blue Bags; this keeps recyclables clean and separate from the trash which is collected in the same truck. Please use only the blue recycle bags provided.  Remember to place your blue recycle bag out next to your garbage can on your regular pick-up day. Place a Blue Bag out for each bag of trash and receive a new Blue Bag in return. Click on the Blue Bag for more information!

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Be Water Wise! 
Water is not required to clean food containers. Other methods include wiping items using a paper towel or wet wipe. Many food containers can be drained by simply placing the container upside down for a time.

How can I recycle my yard waste?
Place yard waste cans (50lb limit) away from your househole garbage cans. Your green waste will be picked up on your regular collection day and recycled at our Resource Recovery Facility.  We pick up plastic bags of green waste, (30lb limit) but consider reducing the use of plastic bags when
possible.  Plastic bags do not break down organically and require additional processing.  

**Making homemade mulch or composting your yard waste reduces garbage while making your garden grow! 
          Recipe for homemade mulch.    

Hazardous waste
Bring hazardous and universal waste to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

We also recycle:
  • Paint
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Thermometers
  • Pesticides
  • Used Motor Oil and Antifreeze

Simply bring these and other hazardous and universal wastes to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. 

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