Ebbetts Pass Corridor

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Trash/Recycling Can

Trash collection services for Cal-Waste’s residential customers in Ebbetts Pass Corridor (Highway 4 Corridor) include once-a-week trash collection.  Recycling collection service is provided every other week on an alternating fixed schedule.  Check out the collection calendar here.  You may also request a calendar by contacting us, and we’ll be happy to send you one via mail or email.

Additional cans are available upon request. Please call our Customer Service office at (209) 795-1532.

 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.

Where do I place my cans?

  • Cans or bear boxes must not be blocked by any vehicles or obstacles.
  • Cans or bear boxes must be clear of snow and ice.
  • Place waste cans roadside or just forward of sidewalk.

What time do I have to put out my cans?

  • All cans must be curbside or in the bear box by 5:00 am on your service day to avoid a return trip charge.

What else do I have to be aware of?

  • All items must fall freely from your cans.

Is there anything I can't put in my cans?

All of the following are non acceptable items in your cans:

  • Dirt
  • Concrete or rock
  • Dead animals
  • Liquids such as oils, water, gas, or chemicals
  • Hot ashes or coals
  • Hazardous waste
How To Keep Bears Wild & Your Driveway Clean:
Helpful Information About Living in Bear Country

Order Your Bear Box Now!

Heavy duty, custom steel bear resistant Garbage Can Enclosures (GCE’s) made locally in Arnold by Bear Stopper.

Interesting Facts About Black Bears

  • California Black Bear population has increased over the past 25 years and is estimated to be close to 40,000!
  • Black Bears are most common in elevations above 3,000 Feet.
  • Black Bears diet consists primarily of insects, acorns, Manzanita berries and roots.
  • Bears are known to be opportunists when it comes to food. They are attracted to garbage and pet food that is not secured or left out.
  • Opportunistic bears who become accustomed to eating pet food and garbage can become a nuisance.
  • To learn more about California Black Bears, please visit the California Fish & Wildlife website.

How To Help Keep Black Bears Wild

  • Rinse out food containers before disposing of them in your trash or recycling cans!
  • Make sure to bring leftover animal or pet food inside at night.
  • Make sure bird feeders are out of reach and do not spill.
  • Bagging your waste before it goes into Trash can will reduce the scent.
  • Place the lid on your trash can until it snaps in place.
  • Secure your Trash and Recycling cans in a metal waste box.
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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.

Handy Haulers

These 3.5 cubic yard Handy Haulers are perfect for small, loose items you used to have to bag up for collection in a Large Item Pick Up. Ebbetts Pass Corridor (Highway 4 Corridor above Forest Meadows) residents receive one free Handy Hauler service per year.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is not allowed in any Cal-Waste equipment.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is defined as a waste with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health or the environment.  Some examples of HHW are:

 

  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Lighter fluid
  • Anything containing mercury (thermometers and thermostats)
  • Nail polish/remover
  • Pool chemicals
  • Motor oil
  • Paints and solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Gas tanks

USED OIL DROP OFF

Calaveras County residents are allowed to drop off used motor oil, antifreeze, and oil filters at our location at 1149 Dunbar Rd., Arnold, CA anytime from Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am till 4:00 pm.  All oil filters must have a puncture hole before disposal on site.