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 64%
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.  

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Larger Blue Bags

We would like to thank all our customers for your input on our Blue Bag recycling program. From this, we are happy to announce that we have started a new Blue Bag program.

These new larger bags fit a 32 gallon can and have convenient draw strings. Use these new bags just as you did the previous bags.  

Convenient recycling... it's in the bag!
Welcome South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling

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 64%!