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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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.

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

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Calaveras County has partnered with Thrift Recycling Management, DBA Discover Books to recycle old books, DVD's and CD's.  Look for their blue drop off recycling bins in your area.  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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Effective June 9th, 2015 the Red Hill Annex and yard waste collection area will be temporarily closed while improvements are made.   The Transfer Station will not be affected by this closure and will be open its normal operating hours.  Update 7/22:   The County is working to reopen the facility as quickly as possible and still provide the necessary repairs and improvements for the operations of the site.  The County is going to be making repairs and improvements to the current water system.   These improvements will need to be brought before the Board of Supervisors for approval.  Once approved and these action items are completed, the County will be grading the site to improve and enlarge the yard waste collection area.  Approval to make the necessary repairs was obtained on September 8th. Due to the Butte Fire, a lot of our resources were diverted to that situation.  Update: 10/19/15 the necessary repairs and improvements on the Red Hill water system have begun.  We do not have a firm reopen date.  

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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)

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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.  


Contact Information


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
  1. November 26 - 27, 2015 Thanksgiving
  2. December 24 - 25, 2015 Christmas
  3. December 31, 2015 New Years' Eve
  4. January 1, 2015 New Year's Day
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