Join Our Team

South Tahoe Refuse Co. is a family owned and operated company that has been providing garbage service to the South Tahoe area since 1962.  We provide an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, company-paid life insurance, 401(k) and employer retirement contribution, and paid holiday, sick, and vacation time. 
If you love our community and want to be part of a great team, we hope you consider joining us!  See below for details on open positions and applications.  Please contact Catherine Howells in Human Resources at 530-542-8336 for more information on working for our company.
Collection Department Driver (Class B)
Collection drivers are responsible for operating a commercial garbage truck and associated equipment as they collect and load customer refuse on established routes. Drivers are expected to perform their duties in accordance with safe operational standards and practices and work as a team to complete the daily routes and to provide excellent customer service. Drivers will be trained to use on-board tablets to document collection activities.  This position requires a Class B (or Class A) commercial driver’s license.

Collection Department Swamper (Helper)
Swampers assist in the collection of customer refuse and also assist Collection Drivers with various activities while on the routes and at the Transfer Station. Swampers also help to identify and separate materials targeted for recovery, in accordance with operational directions. This is a physically demanding position, with multiple hours of walking and lifting of trash cans. Bonus: you’ll be in great shape! Position open until filled.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to


Do you share our passion for keeping the area beautiful and clean? If you do, we’d love to have you on our team!

Click below for applications

General Application
Commercial Driver Application