Welcome to South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling ServicesFamily Owned and Operated Since 1962Important InformationPick-up times are subject to change without notice.
Residential service is NOT affected by holidays, we will be there.
Please have all garbage out by 7:00 AM on the day of service.
WE’RE HIRING!We are currently accepting applications for Class B Collection Department Drivers. For more information on all open job opportunities visit our Careers page, or click below to fill out an application for immediate consideration.Click HereOur office is currently closed to the publicCustomer service representatives are available by calling (530) 541-5105 Get Ready for a Greener 2021Get Ready for a Greener 2021 with South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling Services. Residential customers can bring in clean green waste (no bags please) to the Resource Recovery Facility at NO charge. Bring in Clean Green Waste and reduce Green House Gases in the landfill! For more information call (530)541-5105.
Bring your Clean Green Waste to the Resource Recovery Building, located at 2121 Eloise Ave. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

What Did You Throw Away Today?

Was it Plastic? Paper? Food? Do you know where it’s going? Will it be recycled? Composted? Landfilled?

Earth Day was AWESOME, but it’s always time to think about ways to reduce waste. Stay safe, stay well, think Sustainable!

Residential ServicesClick HereCommercial ServicesClick HereHazardous Waste ServicesClick HereApproved Bear BoxFind more about how to use our approved Bear BoxClick HereListen to our Podcast!Tahoe Trash Talk with Jeanette Tillman. Get the latest Tahoe insider news!Click HereFind your pickup day!Click Here

Important Information

Pick-up times are subject to change without notice.

Residential service is NOT affected by holidays, we will be there.

Please have all garbage out by 7:00 AM on the day of service.

If you choose to lock your dumpster, South Tahoe Refuse must have the current combination. We are not responsible for lost, broken, missing, or otherwise unusable locking devices. Please make sure they are in working order and your bin is accessible for garbage removal. Thank you!

Effective Immediately: 

Garbage collectors will NOT pick up any loose garbage. All trash must be contained in bags within trashcans and secured with a lid. If trash becomes scattered outside of its container, it is the responsibility of the customer to pick it up due to the elevated risk to STR employees.

Our office is currently closed to the public, but customer service representatives are available by calling (530) 541-5105.

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Be Bear Aware.

Please note:  If you are a local resident, please consider whether or not you truly need a bear box.  MOST permanent residents (90%) do not need to purchase a bear box.  If you have any questions, please give us a call! 

It’s always bear season in The Lake Tahoe Basin! Keep bins closed and locked, contain all garbage to protect from animal access.

Make sure to keep all animals out of garbage by:

Be a part of the solution to mitigate animal access.

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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Its a balancing act, but everyone can do their part. Think reduce. Its a step toward Zero Waste and reduced greenhouse gasses. Less demand means less stress on the environment to provide for us now, as well as future generations. Just using less plastic has a huge impact.

Try eliminating just 1 plastic item from your life for one week. Could you live without it now? Even small efforts support sustainability. Think before you buy, before you use. 

Recycling helps, but Reduce and Reuse have the biggest impact. Conservation or smart use of water, fuels, energy, or commercially processed food can make a difference now and in the future.

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