Calaveras County Recycling & Disposal Facilities
Calaveras County operates seven transfer stations where Calaveras and Alpine County property owners can discard their household trash and mixed recyclables at no cost. Each customer is limited to no more than 2 cubic yards of trash per load (about the amount that will fit in a full-size pickup truck).
We have a mixed recyclable program,where you can recycle all plastics marked 1 through 7, glass, jars, newspaper, aluminum, tin, plastic bottles, paperboard, magazines, office and junk mail in the same container. So, whether you have curbside service or you self haul, you don't have to separate the items.
Please have your ID available. We check for proof of residency at all facilities. Only a valid California Drivers license with a Calaveras or Alpine County address or a copy of your current property tax statement showing the property-related Solid Waste Fee are acceptable forms for proof of residency per Calaveras County Ordinance 2510. If you have neither of these, please contact our office for assistance at (209) 754-6403.
For your safety, please remember to wear proper footwear at all of our facilities. No opened toed shoes, sandals or flip flops are allowed.
Click any of the links below to view each facilities' hours of operation, locations, maps and materials accepted. Clicking the addresses once the page loads will bring up Google maps of the facilities locations.
All facilities are closed on New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
For any items requiring a fee, you may pay by cash, check or credit card. We are currently set up to accept credit cards only at the Rock Creek Facility. Please review the Govpaynet fee schedule before using a credit card.
Locations for disposal of specific wastes, including:
Prevent Litter - Secure Your Load - It's the Law
California Vehicle Code 23115(a) states "No vehicle transporting garbage, swill, used cans or bottles, wastepapers, waste cardboard, ashes, refuse, trash, or rubbish, or any noisome, nauseous, or offensive matter, or anything being transported for disposal or recycling shall be driven or moved upon any highway unless the load is totally covered in a manner that will prevent the load or any part of the load from spilling or falling from the vehicle." If you haul your own trash to the local transfer station, please follow these guidelines and be sure that you are not creating litter:
- All trash must be in a bag, a can or covered with a tarp.
- Fasten all trash cans lids with bungee cord or other means.
- Tie off trash bags and hold down with cargo net.