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 68%!
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.
Material Recovery Facility,
Resource Recovery Facility,
Recycling Buy-Back Center.
STR...Proudly offers a wide range of recycling services.
Family owned and operated since 1962
Never Feed a Bear
One gift of the Sierra Nevada is the opportunity to share our homes with the majestic black bear.
Bears that visit human occupied areas are usually in search of sources of food. You can take precautions so that bears are not attracted to food.
Do not leave food or ice chests on decks or in vehicles. Put garbage out on the morning of pickup or install a bear-resistant trash enclosure. Do not leave pet food outside. By taking our share of the responsibility, we can continue to share the Sierras with our wildlife.
South Lake Tahoe Recycles 68%
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:
Together, we can make a difference.
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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.
New 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 on June 10th.
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!
Recently we have seen an increased use of “animal resistant toters” throughout the service area. While we appreciate that our customers are purchasing them with the best intentions of addressing wildlife issues, we are not currently equipped to service them.
Please click on the link below for more information.
Holiday Food Drive
South Tahoe Refuse
Share the Joy of the Holidays with Our Community
December 9 - December 13.
Please join South Tahoe Refuse in our efforts to make the holidays a little brighter for our neighbors this year.
Residential customers are asked to set out canned and packaged foods in a sealed bag next to your trash can on your regular refuse collection day.
The goods will be collected by our drivers and distributed to local agencies.
Call us at 530.541.5105 if you have questions.