Cal-Waste is Your Home for Quality Service

At Cal-Waste, we take great pride in providing the highest quality, most reliable trash and recycling collection services to our customers. And because we live and work in the communities we serve, we believe strongly in giving back through community events and support. At Cal-Waste, we truly believe in giving more than we take, by delivering:

  • Dependable weekly service
  • Local jobs and economic infusion
  • Recycling education for the community
  • Community support for causes and charities
  • A commitment to innovation
  • A healthier environment

Where Do You Live?

Click on your community below to find out specific services and types of carts and services that are available in your neighborhood.

In order to keep the communities safe and sustainable, please take note of the Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials list.

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 below. To download and print a copy of the list, click on the link associated with your community to access our PDF.

  • Ebbetts Pass Corridor uses a BLUE can for recycling. Click here for blue cart do’s and don’ts.
  • Calaveras County uses a BLUE cart for recycling. Click here for blue cart do’s and don’ts.
  • City of Galt uses BLUE carts for recycling. Click here for blue cart do’s and don’ts.
  • Isleton and Woodbridge uses BLUE carts for recycling. Click here for blue cart do’s and don’ts.
  • Rancho Murieta uses GREEN carts for recycling. Click here for green cart do’s and don’ts.

Battery Collection

Due to the extreme fire hazard from batteries, Cal-Waste DOES NOT accept batteries. 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 can be dropped off free of charge at the following Household Hazardous Waste facilities:

  • For Calaveras County: Red Hill Transfer Station, Gambi Disposal, Wilseyville Transfer Station, Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility, and Avery Transfer Station.
  • For City of Galt: Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center.
  • For Isleton: Sacramento Transfer & Recycling Station – (916) 379-0500.
  • For Rancho Murieta – Keifer Landfill – (916) 876-9458.
  • For Woodbridge: The San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Consolidation Facility – (209) 468-3066.

Safe Disposal of Medical Waste

It is illegal to dispose of sharps (needles) in trash or recycling containers. “Sharps” are defined as hypodermic needles, pen needles, lancets and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications. Because Cal-Waste is committed to the safety of its customers, employees and vendors, see below for both no-fee and fee-based options for disposal and destruction of sharps waste from household waste:

No-Fee Option

Calaveras, Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties all provide for the proper disposal of sharps at their respective Solid Waste Facilities at no cost. Here are the locations:

Calaveras County / Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility
12021 Hunt Road, near Milton
(For more information, please call the Calaveras County Public Health Department at 209-754-6460 or visit www.co.calaveras.ca.us.)

Sacramento County / Kiefer Landfill
12701 Kiefer Blvd., Sloughhouse, CA
or
North Area Recovery Station
4450 Roseville Road, North Highlands, CA
(For more information, please call the Sacramento County Public Health Department at 916-875-5555 or visit www.wmr.saccounty.net/Pages/HazardousWasteDropoffCenters.aspx.)

San Joaquin County / San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Consolidation Facility
7850 R.A. Bridgeford Street, Stockton, CA
(For more information, please call the San Joaquin County Public Health Department at 209-468-3066 or visit www.sjgov.org/solidwaste/Medical%20Sharps%20home.htm.)

Fee-Based Options

Mail Back Services are available through private companies at a cost to you. A list of these services which have been authorized for use in California is available here: www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/medicalwaste/Pages/MailBack.aspx.

Home Needle Destruction is an option using devices available for use in your home. Several manufacturers sell these devices which destroy needles by either melting or breaking them. Two such products are FDA approved for in-home use. One is called the Disintegrator Plus, the other is the Q-103. For information on these and other products, visit www.qcareintl.com.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cal-Waste’s friendly customer service staff at (209) 369-6887 or (209) 795-1532.