South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling

South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling Happy Garbageman Day! Thank you Tracy!
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05/11/2020

STR will keep you informed of any updates. But for now, we are still in a holding pattern, and the following is still in effect:

In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to protect the health and safety of our employees, and the community, our office is temporarily CLOSED to the public.
If you need assistance with your account, our Customer Service Representatives are available at 530-541-5105.

We are working hard to get schedules and access back to normal ASAP..But for now:

The Recycle Buy-Back Center, located at 2192 Ruth Ave., and Household Hazardous Waste Program (HWP) remain temporarily CLOSED until further notice. Separate and save any hazardous materials until we can resume the HWP.

Please note that our Transfer Station is OPEN with normal hours.
Our Residential and Commercial Collection Routes are operating
PLEASE DO NOT dispose of hazardous materials in your regular garbage!
Stay Safe, Stay Well!

05/08/2020
Tahoe_V6

Question about cleaning your green?? This is VERY informative! Enjoy!
https://vimeo.com/414059745/09f79c1560

This is "Tahoe_V6" by Adam Zielinski on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Bears and Wildlife are out and busy!Rough Day in the Neighborhoods :(  Please help to mitigate animal access by securing...
05/05/2020

Bears and Wildlife are out and busy!
Rough Day in the Neighborhoods :( Please help to mitigate animal access by securing household garbage. If you need help or advice please reach out. We are here to help!

Supporting Sanitation Workers
05/04/2020
Supporting Sanitation Workers

Supporting Sanitation Workers

SWANA is teaming up with Glad to provide financial assistance to front-line solid waste and recycling collection workers impacted by COVID-19.

Happy Beautiful Tahoe Spring Everyone!  Thank you for recycling!! Stay Safe, Stay Well!
05/01/2020

Happy Beautiful Tahoe Spring Everyone! Thank you for recycling!! Stay Safe, Stay Well!

Ok..I'm sorry to post this but it's a doooooosy! Yikes! If you recognize this and need help or advice PLEASE call so we ...
04/23/2020

Ok..I'm sorry to post this but it's a doooooosy! Yikes! If you recognize this and need help or advice PLEASE call so we can help with a solution!

In case you were wondering.....This IS the correct way to use a bear box..it is an enclosure for garbage cans! :)
04/22/2020

In case you were wondering.....This IS the correct way to use a bear box..it is an enclosure for garbage cans! :)

Ok..Opinion poll...what do you think? No really, what's your feedback?
04/22/2020

Ok..Opinion poll...what do you think? No really, what's your feedback?

Or this....please remember this is Bear Country..animal access is always a concern.  Normally we can clean as we go, but...
04/22/2020

Or this....please remember this is Bear Country..animal access is always a concern. Normally we can clean as we go, but right now it's up to the individual to clean up their garbage messes. Thank you for your support of a clean and healthy community!

We can't clean this up..
04/21/2020

We can't clean this up..

Ummmm Please No....why?
04/21/2020

Ummmm Please No....why?

04/21/2020

Free Clean Green Waste Dump Days!

Yes! Green waste pick-up at CURBSIDE! There's two ways at curbside: Cans are best, bags are OK.  Please keep it Clean an...
04/20/2020

Yes! Green waste pick-up at CURBSIDE! There's two ways at curbside: Cans are best, bags are OK. Please keep it Clean and Green! Clean your defensible space and support the move to reduce organics to the Landfill. Residential customers can bring it in at no charge, try our Green Waste Voucher program. for more information call us at (530) 541-5105

STOP! THINK!                       REDUCE THE USE!What if each of us in the US alone (333,000,000!) could reduce just 1 ...
04/20/2020

STOP! THINK!
REDUCE THE USE!
What if each of us in the US alone (333,000,000!) could reduce just 1 plastic item this Earth Day and every week there after?
= 1 month -1,498,000,000
= 1 year -17,316,000,000
The number would, could, and should be, staggering….Now that’s something to celebrate!

1)Drink Tahoe Tap No Plastic Required!
2) Clean your green! No Plastic bags required!

Although Every Day is Earth Day..This week is a chance to focus on things we can do to support Sustainable Healthy Earth...
04/20/2020

Although Every Day is Earth Day..This week is a chance to focus on things we can do to support Sustainable Healthy Earth Practices! There is a lot of collaboration within organizations in the Tahoe Basin! How many can you join in the efforts to be Earth Friendly?

NO NO NO!!  This is not OK!All garbage in CANS WITH LIDS.. even in Bear Boxes! PLEASE!! We are getting a lot of this lat...
04/16/2020

NO NO NO!! This is not OK!
All garbage in CANS WITH LIDS.. even in Bear Boxes! PLEASE!!
We are getting a lot of this lately! Please help support our essential collection workers by observing local ordinances (Yes it is a Law) and showing appreciation for all they do!!

Yes we're all home..Yes, the Bears are out and we need to be extra careful about garbage management...Yes, it's a good t...
04/16/2020

Yes we're all home..Yes, the Bears are out and we need to be extra careful about garbage management...Yes, it's a good time to Really Think REDUCE and REUSE! Want an easy way to make an impact?

It's a GREAT Time To Get Your GREEN Recycle On!!!!
What do you get when you combine CLEAN green waste + Defensible Space +A small carbon footprint???
Reduced Green House Gas AND The Tahoe Blend Compost!
Check out the Voucher Program and other great opportunities to Recycle Clean Green Waste at southtahoerefuse.com!

Let's do what we can do to make a difference! Stay Safe! Stay Well!

Keep Tahoe Blue
04/16/2020

Keep Tahoe Blue

While you're at home, take some time to understand your own plastic trash footprint.

Our short how-to video will show you how to conduct a plastic trash audit at home so you can learn how much plastic waste you generate and how to reduce it. Head over to keeptahoeblue.org/trash-audit to watch our how-to and access helpful additional resources.

We love to see your photos! Send pictures of the results of your trash audit to [email protected]. Tag us on Instagram too, #keeptahoeblue & #litterfreetahoe for a chance to be featured on the League's social media and entered to win an Earth Month prize!

And don't forget to tune in this Wednesday at 5:30 pm for a live panel with recycling experts from around the Tahoe Basin to learn what plastic waste is recyclable, what isn't, and why we should choose reusables as much as possible.

U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
04/16/2020

U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Correction: Closures in the South Shore Recreation Corridor will be in effect through April 30, 2020.

Forest Service issues temporary closure order for South Shore Recreation Corridor

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., April 15, 2020 - In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health and safety of its employees, visitors and volunteers, the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will temporarily close national forest recreation sites and areas in the South Shore Recreation Corridor effective April 13, 2020.

South Shore recreation sites and areas impacted by this announcement include the following:

• Pope-Baldwin National Recreation Bike Path
• Pope Beach
• Camp Richardson Resort
• Camp Richardson Corral
• Fallen Leaf Campground/Beach
• Tallac Historic Site/Beach
• Kiva Picnic Area/Beach
• Kiva Beach/Tallac Point
• Taylor Creek Visitor Center
• Baldwin Beach

These closures will be in effect through April 30, 2020, and will address public health and safety concerns to area and site related recreation. A violation of this prohibition is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both per 16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559, 3571, and 3581.

The USDA Forest Service may elect to temporarily suspend access to additional recreation areas that attract large crowds and cannot meet social distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visitors to national forests are urged to take the precautions recommended by the CDC so that these areas can remain open for everyone’s enjoyment.

To protect public health and safety, all recreationists enjoying open areas of their national forest near their neighborhoods are encouraged to:

• Avoid visiting the forest if you are sick and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
• Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene and social distancing before and during your visit to the forest.
• If an area is crowded, move to a less occupied location. Also consider avoiding the forest during high-use periods.
• Take your trash with you when you leave. Trash overflowing the receptacles becomes potential sources for the spread of COVID-19.
• Please make arrangements to use the restroom before or after your visit to the forest. Unmanaged waste creates a health hazard for other visitors and employees.

For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html. Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is available at www.usda.gov/coronavirus.

For up-to-date information on the LTBMU and to view the forest closure order, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.

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Happy Spring!!!!!!! Cleaning up your defensible space?  STR has green waste vouchers, free clean green waste dump days, ...
04/13/2020

Happy Spring!!!!!!! Cleaning up your defensible space? STR has green waste vouchers, free clean green waste dump days, and hopes you'll join us in reducing green house gases by diverting clean green waste from the landfill! Watch for the Green Waste Dump Days flyer in the mail for more details, or at southtahoerefuse.com! Stay safe, be well, contain all garbage in cans with lids! :)

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04/07/2020

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It's the bad actors that are making it hard for everyone, please secure the bear box door and use cans inside Bear Box
04/06/2020

It's the bad actors that are making it hard for everyone, please secure the bear box door and use cans inside Bear Box

04/06/2020

UPDATE TO CORONAVIRUS SERVICE BY STR:
Important Service Update from South Tahoe Refuse
As we work hard to minimize the spread of coronavirus and protect our employees while continuing to provide essential health and safety services to our communities, South Tahoe Refuse would like to notify customers of the following policies:
- EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: garbage collectors will NOT pick up any loose garbage. ALL trash must be contained in bags within trash cans and secured with a lid, or in a secured dumpster.
- If trash becomes scattered outside the container, it is the responsibility of the customer to pick it up. Due to the elevated risk of exposure, STR employees will no longer clean it up.
- Residents should place cans out by 7:00 am on the morning of your collection day, but not earlier.
- If someone in your household is sick, please double-bag your trash.
Thank you to all our customers for your cooperation.

04/06/2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE -April 6, 2020
South Tahoe Refuse COVID-19 Service Information :
PICK-UP TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE!
Please Have All Garbage Out by 7:00 AM The Day Of Service
PER LOCAL ORDINANCES: ALL GARBAGE MUST BE CONTAINED IN CANS WITH LIDS
EVEN IN BEAR BOXES!
WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR COOPERATION:
If you have an illness, please consider extra containment of your contaminated items.
Double bagging tissues, or other items, can help to reduce the chance of spreading illnesses.
As ALWAYS, all garbage must be contained in cans with lids, even in bear boxes!

Wiping your nose? Cleaning up from a cold or flu or CORONAVIRUS? PLEASE DOUBLE BAG these items(paper bags are fine) to h...
04/04/2020

Wiping your nose? Cleaning up from a cold or flu or CORONAVIRUS? PLEASE DOUBLE BAG these items(paper bags are fine) to help reduce the spread of germs..this keeps workers safe and the community too! Please don't leave yucky used tissues, or other stuff, loose to fly around the town..Thank you!

City of South Lake Tahoe Government
04/03/2020

City of South Lake Tahoe Government

A message from South Tahoe Refuse, do not put sharps or hazardous materials in your garbage. Please contain them in a bottle or jar, with a cap and label them as a hazard, caution, or other warning. It's not only unsafe, it's also illegal. Help keep our crews and community safe!

IMPORTANT!  Please DO NOT PUT SHARPS IN YOUR GARBAGE...PLEASE contain them in a bottle or jar, with a cap and label them...
04/03/2020

IMPORTANT! Please DO NOT PUT SHARPS IN YOUR GARBAGE...PLEASE contain them in a bottle or jar, with a cap and label them as HAZZARD, CAUTION or other warning.
It's not cool to throw them into your garbage, as well as illegal. Help keep our crews and community safe!!

04/01/2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE -April 1, 2020

South Tahoe Refuse COVID-19 Service Information :

PICK-UP TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE!
Please Have All Garbage Out by 7:00 AM The Day Of Service
PER LOCAL ORDINANCES: ALL GARBAGE MUST BE CONTAINED IN CANS WITH LIDS
EVEN IN BEAR BOXES!

WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR COOPERATION:
If you have an illness, please consider extra containment of your contaminated items.
Double bagging tissues, or other items, can help to reduce the chance of spreading illnesses.
As ALWAYS, all garbage must be contained in cans with lids, even in bear boxes!

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2140 Ruth Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA
96150

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00

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(530) 541-5105

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Since 1962

The Next Generation -

Since 1962 South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling has been engaged in the prudent management of household and commercial garbage. The next generation of Lehmans, Tillmans and Marchini Families are still in full service to the community. Due to the unique and sensitive region of our service area, collection services demand continuous adjustments in best practices to keep pace with the ever-changing demographics. It is the unwavering commitment to an environment with specialized needs that has compelled South Tahoe Refuse toward certain changes in philosophies, procedural disciplines, and service programs.

The collaboration of local agencies, authorities, and collection services has resulted in the combined endeavors to address two important aspects of globally accepted core sustainability principles, and the local designation for the care of our region’s delicate biosphere.

· The Domain of Life: Providing for changes in behavior that respects the balance of relationships between different forms of life while sharing the same physical space.

· The Spiritual Domain: Ethical behavior by society regardless of setting. The attitudinal orientation for actions to positively reinforce sustainability practices on a local level, incorporating the strategy for awareness and change.

It is with these core principles we ask that everyone who shares our community, whether permanently or as a visitor, keep in mind respect for this amazing place. We are the care takers charged with the responsibility to preserve the delicate balance between humans and the environment.

Thank you in advance for your support!

South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling

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Why doesn't South Tahoe Refuse provide yard waste containers? The use of plastic bags for green yard waste is NOT environmentally friendly!
Hi can anyone tell me which area will be having garbage collection on Thursday please?
We just want to show our appreciation to the hard working dedicated men and women who work so hard keeping Tahoe clean. You many not know it, but you do inspire people daily even if some times it feels like its just little people. Thank you. We couldn't do it with out you!
Only the best!
A bear hanging out in South Tahoe Refuse parking lot tree!