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.

  • All communities in Calaveras County use a BLUE cart for recycling. Click here for blue cart do’s and don’ts.
  • All communities in Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties use GREEN carts for recycling. Click here for green cart do’s and don’ts.

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

Sacramento County / Kiefer Landfill
12701 Kiefer Blvd., Sloughhouse, CA
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

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

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:

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

Battery Collection

If you have old, dead batteries, do not throw them in your household trash! Put them inside a clear, zipper-locked plastic bag and put the bag onto the recycling cart on your usual collection day where applicable. Cal-Waste will do the rest! Drivers collect all alkaline batteries including A, AA, AAA, C, D, 6-volt and 9-volt sizes.

Used Cell Phone Collection

Are you unsure of how to best dispose of your old cell phones, smart phones, iPods, mp3 players or batteries and chargers for these types of devices? Cal-Waste has the easy answer. Simply put your unwanted phones inside a clear, zipper-locked plastic bag and put the bag onto the recycling cart on your usual collection day. Drivers will retrieve the plastic bag before dumping your recycling cart and see that it is properly handled by legitimate e-waste recyclers.

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.