The Recycling Center is provided by Alpine County. Capital costs are funded by the California Integrated Waste Management Board and the State Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling. Revenue collected from materials goes toward the maintenance of the program.
Please help keep costs down by sorting, flattening, and stacking the materials by type into the appropriate containers. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Recycling center is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sign-in required for entry in the Community Development office.
Aluminum beverage cans
Cardboard (flattened at seams, separate and box small cardboard, i.e. cereal boxes)
Glass (cleaned with no lids)
Plastic containers (cleaned and flattened)
Not Accepted Materials
Take-out food containers
Waxed milk cartons
South Tahoe Refuse
South Tahoe Refuse located at 2140 Ruth Avenue in South Lake Tahoe accepts the following hazardous waste:
Automobile fluids (antifreeze and motor oil)
Electronic waste ($25 fee per TV or computer monitor)
Household and car batteries
Mercury containing items (fluorescent tubes and bulbs)
South Tahoe Refuse is open Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as well as Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call 530-541-5105 for an appointment.
Douglas Disposal located at the end of Pinenut Road off Highway 395 in Gardnerville, accepts most of the same hazardous waste as South Tahoe Refuse. Douglas Disposal is open on Thursday afternoons. Please call 775-782-5713 for an appointment.
Batteries Plus located at 1400 S. Carson Street in Carson City (775-884-0566) accepts household and car batteries.