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South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling Services


Get Ready for a Greener 2023 with South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling Services
Go for zero organics to the landfill and support the goal of reducing Green House Gases!
Residential customers can bring in their clean, unbagged, greenwaste at no charge to the Resource Recovery Facility!
For more information call (530) 541-5105

Have any questions?

Please call if you have any questions regarding garbage management in your area!

All garbage must be in cans with lids per city and county ordinances!

Garbage must be contained, not just bagged.  Garbage enclosures must accommodate cans for collection, and not be used as receptacles.
El Dorado County, residents within the City of South Lake Tahoe, as well as Douglas County, are subject to their local ordinances.  Please call if you have any questions regarding garbage management in your area!

Material Recovery Facility

2140 Ruth Ave. 

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Resource Recovery Facility

2121 Eloise Ave.

South Lake Tahoe, CA

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
No Utility Boxes!
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.  We will no longer service these boxes as of January 1, 2019.

More Resources

What is MRF?

Learn About Our Transfer Station and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

Residential Food Waste

STR’s Resource Recovery Facility is now accepting residential food waste!

Bear Boxes

Need a bear box? Click below to learn more about obtaining a bear box.

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