Welcome to the Calaveras County

Integrated Waste Management Site

 CalaverasRecycles.org is an online resource created to serve the residents of Calaveras and Alpine Counties, which fall under the Calaveras County Solid Waste Division, a division of the Department of Public Works.

CalaverasRecycles.org is intended to be a clearinghouse of information for local recycling programs and the management of solid waste. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate and up to date information.

 

For your safety, we ask that you wear proper footwear at all of our facilities. No opened toed shoes, sandals or flip flops are allowed.  A reminder, to please keep your children and pets safe by keeping them in the vehicle while you are at any of the facilities.

All of the transfer stations and the landfill are closed on New Years' Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

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The County has received a termination letter from U'SAgain Textile Company, and all textile recycling bins will be removed from Calaveras County by June 30, 2016.  We want to thank everyone who has donated under this program, which has diverted almost 300 tons from our Rock Creek Landfill in the two years we had this program.  The County is actively searching for another textile recycler to work with.  In the meantime, it is appreciated if residents can consider donating any textiles to the local thrift stores and continue to divert these materials from our landfill. Posted 5/17/16

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The local RePlanet CRV centers in San Andreas and Angels Camp have closed their sites.  Please visit their website for information and details of other locations. Additionally, please click here for RePlanet's statement about the closures of 191 CRV sites in California.  For any complaints on the closures, please contact CalRecycle Office of Public Affairs at opa@calrecycle.ca.gov or by calling their toll free number at (800) 732-9253 and press 1 for English and then press 0 to get the complaint line.

If you are an individual or business interested in opening a CRV Center in Calaveras County, please contact Jennifer Akins at Jennifer.Akins@CalRecycle.ca.gov or (916) 327-8807.

 In Calaveras County, we currently have one CRV center, Valley Springs Recycling (209) 772-9340 at 148 Main Street in Valley Springs. 

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Check out our partners Facebook pages to connect with them on their outreach, programs, services and upcoming events. 

Cal-Waste is the County's contracted curbside service hauler.  Facebook.

Gambi Disposal is the County's contracted Transfer Station contractor. Facebook 

 The County has partnered with the San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps to assist in providing outreach on the County's recycling and diversion programs at our Transfer Stations.  

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Beginning on December 30th, 2015, Calaveras County will be participating in a statewide program to recycle mattresses and box springs.  The program will offer free mattress and box spring recycling at the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility.  In order to be able to divert these materials from the waste stream and our landfill, the County requires that these materials be brought to the Rock Creek facility and NOT to any of the County's Transfer Stations.  The mattresses and box springs taken to the Transfer Stations jam up the hoppers; they become soiled, crushed or twisted; and therefore unsuitable to be recycled and diverted under this program.  Further information about the program can be found on the Mattress Recycling Councils' website, www.mattressrecyclingcouncil.org.   

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The Red Hill Annex reopened to Calaveras County residents on Friday, December 11th.  Hours of operation will remain Friday - Monday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.  In order to be able to reuse the pine needles, there will be a dedicated location on site for them, which will be separate from the wood and yard waste materials.  Fees remain the same for wood and yard waste at $4.00/cubic yard. 

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Butte Fire: Burnt debris from the Butte Fire cannot be taken to any of the County Transfer Stations or the Rock Creek Landfill.  The burnt debris and piles of ash are considered hazardous and the County facilities are not permitted to accept any hazardous wastes for landfilling.  If you have any burnt debris, or you have lost your home to the Butte Fire, your first step is to contact the Environmental Health Department at (209) 754-6399 to obtain a "Right of Entry" form.  This is the first step in the process of getting your property cleaned up.  Further information and press releases can be found on the County's Home Page or on the Butte Fire Information website.

Calaveras Grown has the rice straw erosion control bales (209) 498-8081 or www.calaverasgrown.org

Pine Needle wattles are available from California Pine Products at (209) 502-4108 or www.pineneedlewattle.com 

Additional information for the Butte Fire recovery can be found on other local agencies Facebook pages.

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Calaveras County has partnered with Thrift Recycling Management, DBA Discover Books to recycle old books, DVD's and CD's.  The bins are located at the Rock Creek Facility in the Transfer Building.  Always consider donating your new books to the Library.

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What can go in the mixed recycling bins?  Click here for the flyer.

                   

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Congratulations to the Calaveras High Schools Marine Biology Class whose video on their recent Hogan Lake cleanup efforts won a contest.  They went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and presented their project at the 2015 Plastic Pollution Summit.  Click here for the video.  They did an awesome job at the cleanup!! (5/19/15)

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Are you a business that is interested in pursuing the professional Zero Waste Business Associate Certification?  Enrollment is open.  Check out the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council's course to prepare for the certification.  (5/19/15)

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Prescribed Medications:  The County cannot accept any prescriptions or control substances at any of the County facilities, including the Rock Creek Facility.  The Calaveras County Sheriff's office is the only approved location and has a drop box for your unused controlled substances and prescription medications.  Please contact them directly at (209) 754-6500.  They are located at 1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive, San Andreas.   They will accept them between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and they are closed on Holidays. Click to read the Sheriff PSA.  Any unused 'over the counter' medications can still be brought to the Rock Creek facility. (PR 9/9/14)

The Angels Camp Police Department has installed a Prescription Drug Drop Box in their lobby.  Expired and unused medications can be placed in the drop box.  Please keep medications in their original containers.  Please contact (209) 736-2567 for hours available.

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Construction & Demolition (C&D)  All C&D loads are to be brought to the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility. The clean and segregated C&D materials, such as metals, carpeting, concrete, asphalt, tile & ceramic can be diverted from the waste stream and can be recycled.  Please click the link above for full details.(Updated 6/18/14)

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The Solid Waste Fee is implemented in accordance with Calaveras County Ordinance 2510. Currently the fee is $150 per year per residential equivalent.  Please click to read the full ordinance.  

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Our mission is to ensure the availability of safe, responsible, and cost effective waste collection and disposal & recycling services to residents and businesses in Calaveras County. This site is for everyone interested in making smart choices about the waste which is generated in our homes, businesses, and our communities.  

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Contact Information

Mailing:

County of Calaveras 
Department of Public Works 
Integrated Waste Management
891 Mountain Ranch Road   
San Andreas, CA 95249

Customer Service Office Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Phone:    (209) 754-6403 
Fax:        (209) 785-5317

The Customer Service office observes all County Holidays

Upcoming Holidays
  • May 30th, 2016
  • July 4, 2016
  • September 5, 2016
  • October 10, 2016
  • November 11, 2016
  • November 24 & 25, 2016
  • December 24, 25 & 30, 2016
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