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.  
Click on information on our programs below:
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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.  

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
Food & Toy 

December 5 - 9, 2016 
Please leave canned or packaged food curbside on your regular collection day and STR will collect and distribute. 

Or drop off at South Tahoe Refuse at 2140 Ruth Avenue during business hours. 
December 5 - 10, 2016
9am - 5pm
Visit the LTVA California Visitor Center and place food/toys into containers. 

No need to get out of your car! 
LTVA California Visitor Center 3066 Lake Tahoe Blvd (across from Sno Flake Drive-In)
Ways to Donate!
All proceeds benefit Christmas Cheer.

For more information, call 530.541.5255.
Yes, we are picking up!

Even on holidays!
Thanks to our amazing operations staff, we are able to resume our regular pick up schedule during the holidays.