Family owned and operated since 1962


The refuse collected by route trucks is processed in our Material Recovery Facility, exposing all recyclables to maximum recovery efforts.


Through the combined efforts of individuals, communities, organizations, businesses and government, the amount recycled and reused continues to improve. 
 ****Important to Know**** 


Residential Service is NOT affected by Holidays, we will be there!
Please make sure your garbage is out no later than 7am on your regular service day!  Thank you!

South Tahoe Refuse MUST have the current combination.
South Tahoe Refuse is not responsible for lost, broken, missing, or
otherwise unusable locking devices.   Please make sure they are in working order and your bin is accessible for garbage removal.  Thank you!    
       As of January 1, 2019 We No Longer Service Utility/Job Boxes

Please Be Bear Aware!!

This is the most active season we've had in our area
with lots of cubs learning how to get food.

 Make sure to keep all animals out of garbage by:

                               *Making Sure Garbage is Curbside No Sooner
                                 Than the Morning of Collection Day
                                *Using Cans with Tight Fitting Lids
                                         (Even inside Bear Boxes)

                                *Making Sure Bear Boxes are Secure
It's ALWAYS Bear Season in The Lake Tahoe Basin!! Keep Bins Closed and Locked - Contain all garbage to protect from animal access!

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​​ Remember to contain your garbage in cans with lids!
   Be a part of the solution to mitigate animal access!               ​                   

           Need a Bear Box?  We Can Help!




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Did you know?
​Strive for Zero Waste!

"​Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” 
It’s a balancing act, but everyone can do their part.  THINK REDUCE!  It's a step toward  Zero Waste and reduced Green House Gases.  Less demand, means less stress on the environment to provide for us now, as well as future generations. Just using less plastic has a huge impact. ​​


Try eliminating just 1 plastic item in your life for one week..could you live without out it now?
Even small efforts support sustainability!   Think before you buy, before you use.  Recycling helps, but Reduce or Reuse have the biggest impact!  Conservation or smart use of water, fuels, energy, or commercially processed food, can make a difference now and in the future!


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