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Calaveras County’s Waste Removal and Recycling Service Provider

Cal-Waste services customers throughout Calaveras County. To learn about the services in your specific area, please call (209) 795-1532.

Trash, Recycling, and Yard and Garden Waste collection services for Cal-Waste’s residential customers in Calaveras County includes once-a-week scheduled curbside collection using a two-can system in this area of the County.

Can Service Includes:
Use of our easily navigable new app, “Cal-Waste Recycles Right”. With this app you can: view your Collection Schedule; get Collection Day Reminders by phone, text, email or push notification; and Search Our Waste Wizard to ensure you are placing your items in the correct cart. It’s available now for download in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play.

Cal-Waste Provided Equipment:

  • 32-Gallon Black Can for Trash – Once a Week
  • 32-Gallon Blue Can for Recycling – Every Other Week
  • One Free Handy Hauler per year for Yard and Garden Waste – Once a Year

Recycling collection service is provided every other week on an alternating fixed schedule. Click here to view the schedule.
Multiple cans are available upon request.

Sign Up For Service

Sign up for service now by clicking the button below, or by calling our Customer Service office at (209) 795-1532.

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You may also request a Collection Calendar by contacting us, and we’ll be happy to send you one via mail or email. Or, have one at your fingertips 365 days a year by downloading our new app.

Download Our New App, Or Use It Here

Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials List

For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials for Cal-Waste’s curbside recycling program, please review the list of do’s and don’ts. Or, search materials you are unsure of in our new app. Household alkaline batteries (including A, AA, AAA, C, D, 6-volt and 9-volt), cell phones, smart phones, iPods and other mp3 players, and their chargers are collected in clear plastic zip-lock bags placed inside the blue recycling can. Additionally, household batteries can be dropped off free of charge at: Red Hill Transfer Station, Gambi Disposal, Wilseyville Transfer Station, Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility, and Avery Transfer Station.

Your community uses a BLUE can for recycling. Click here for blue can do’s and don’ts. For a Spanish version, click here.

Additional services are available upon request, including:

Debris Boxes

Cal-Waste offers 10- to 30-cubic yard Debris Boxes for projects of all sizes. View our available sizes by visiting our Debris Boxes page, then call our knowledgeable Customer Service representative to determine your specific needs! Call (209)795-1532.

Bulky Waste

Residential customers are offered curbside bulky waste pick-up at an additional charge. To schedule a pick-up, please call one week in advance to make an appointment.

What’s considered Bulky Waste? Furniture, mattresses, appliances and even televisions, stereos, computers and other electronic equipment. No one item shall exceed 50 pounds.

Handy Hauler

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Conveniently sized at 3.5 cubic yards capacity, our Handy Haulers are the one-size, one-price solution when you have a lot more trash or yard debris than will fit in a normal weekly pickup. One low price includes delivery, removal and disposal of 3.5 cubic yards of almost anything that you can fit inside.

Handy Haulers are the perfect solution for cleaning up pine needles and maintaining defensible space near your home. Click here to view our Defensible Space Flyer for more details.

Handy Haulers are available throughout the Ebbetts Pass Corridor from Angels Camp to Bear Valley.

The Ebbetts Pass Corridor Includes The Communities Of:

Arnold, Avery, Big Trees, Blue Lake Springs, Camp Connell and Dorrington.