The refuse collected by route trucks is processed in our Material Recovery Facility, exposing all recyclables to maximum recovery efforts.
A variety of containers and services are offered to the commercial customer.

Through the combined efforts of individuals, communities, organizations, businesses and government, the amount recycled and reused continues to improve. 
Transfer Station,
Material Recovery Facility,
Resource Recovery Facility,
Recycling Buy-Back Center.
Family owned and operated since 1962

Contact us 530.541.5105
South Lake Tahoe Recycles 65%
You can help us recycle even more!

Whether you’re a homeowner, renter, business or you are planning a community-wide event, we make it easy for you to help us keep the area beautiful and our resources intact.  
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About Weather Service Delays

During extreme snow events, STR may utilize delayed starts to provide collection service as feasible, given snow removal operations throughout the service area.  

STR will make every effort to complete collection routes as scheduled.  Customers have the option to bring their weekly Solid Waste to the Transfer Station at no charge due to the inaccessibility of their streets. 

STR will pick up all accumulated solid waste the following week. 
STR will make every effort to pick up customers in our American River Disposal service area, dependent on road closures and access to mud slide areas.

Sign up for information on delays in service here.
Convenient recycling... 
It's in the bag!
Welcome South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling Services

We promote environmentally-friendly practices to reduce solid waste by diverting as much recyclable material as possible. 

We are dedicated to providing reliable and efficient collection of solid waste for the citizens, visitors and businesses in the South Lake Tahoe area. 

We are currently recycling 65%!

Master Gardeners are community members who have been trained under the direction of the University of California Cooperative Extension. Each volunteer assists the UC Cooperative Extension by providing practical, scientific gardening information to the home gardeners in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners extend research-based information by:

  • answering questions via email hotlines, farmers markets and at community events
  • offering workshops and classes
  • publishing articles in newsletters, local newspapers and social media.

For more and to be directed to their website, click here.
Lake Tahoe
Master Gardeners
Notice to Bear Box Owners

Please be sure our employees can access your bear box on your pickup day. Bear boxes must be shoveled and cleared of snow, including a path to the bear box and any berms. If reasonable access is not provided, your bear box will not be serviced that week. If you use a snow removal contactor, please ask them to include this service. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Spring Clean Up
May 23-25, 2017
For Nevada Residential Customers Only

​Six 32-gallon garbage cans or 32-gallon bags of household trash and yard debris picked up curbside on your regular pick up day only.
Clean Up