Trash and Recycling collection and Yard and Garden Waste collection services for Cal-Waste’s residential customers in Valley Springs and Rancho Calaveras includes once-a-week scheduled curbside collection using a three-cart system.

Carts are available in a variety of sizes, including:

  • 35-Gallon Gray Cart for Trash
  • 65-Gallon Gray Cart for Trash
  • 95-Gallon Gray Cart for Trash
  • 95-Gallon Blue Cart for Recycling
  • 65-Gallon Green Cart for Yard & Garden Waste

Cart size options are available upon request. Please call us at (209) 795-1532.

Recycling and Yard and Garden Waste scheduled collection service is provided every other week on an alternating fixed schedule. Click here to view the schedule for your area.

You may also request a Collection Calendar by contacting us, and we’ll be happy to send you one via mail or email.

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. 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 cart. 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.

All communities in Calaveras County use a BLUE cart or can for recycling. Click here for blue cart 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 40-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 cost. To schedule a pick-up, please call our office to schedule 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 Haulers

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.

Other Calaveras County communities served by Cal-Waste include Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Big Trees, Blue Lake Springs, Burson, Campo Seco, Copperopolis, Forest Meadows, Jenny Lind, Milton, Mokelumne Hill, Murphys, Railroad Flat, San Andreas, Toyon, Wallace, West Point and Wilseyville.