Residential Recycling

Recycling Info

Is all plastic recyclable? What plastic is used to make what? Find out here!
Business Recycling Information
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

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 here for more information!

Place yard waste cans (50lb limit) away from your household 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.

Click here for more information on how to recycle your yard waste for FREE.

  • Paint
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Thermometers
  • Pesticides
  • Used Motor Oil and Antifreeze

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.

Want to ‘break up’ with plastic and support sustainability efforts?

Check out this video from  the UN Environment Programme!