Curbside recycling and garbage collection are available to all Calaveras County residents and businesses. Fees are based upon service level and location. For more information on their services, or to sign up for their services, please contact the permitted hauler:
California Waste Recovery Systems
CWRS or "Cal-Waste"
Mon-Fri 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Check out Cal-Waste's Facebook page here.
Under the conditions of a permit issued by Calaveras County, the hauler must provide the following services to all residents and property owners within its assigned permit area for a fixed fee.
- Residential and commercial curbside garbage collection services
We have a mixed recyclable program, where you can recycle all plastics marked 1 through 7, glass, jars, newspaper, aluminum, tin, plastic bottles, paperboard, magazines, office and junk mail in the same container. So, whether you have curbside service or you self-haul, you don't have to separate the items.
Curbside green waste recycling is available to all curbside customers for a fee. For more information, call (209) 795-1532.
The permitted hauler provides one free bulky item pick up each year. Additional bulky item pickups can be scheduled for a fee. Please contact your permitted hauler at the number above for more information.
Mandatory Commercial Recycling Program, AB 341
Known as the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Program or Regulation, Assembly Bill (AB) 341 requires businesses and public entities that generate four (4) or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week or multifamily residential dwellings of five (5) units or more to arrange for recycling services by July 1, 2012.
If you self-haul to one of the County’s facilities, please be prepared to segregate the recyclables prior to bringing them. If you currently have curbside service, then please contact your hauler, Cal-Waste at (209) 795-1532 to arrange to set up or make changes to your service.
In Calaveras County you can recycle all plastics marked 1 through 7 in your mixed recyclables. Please double check the items before you toss them in the trash and make sure they are not recyclable in our County. This includes plastics, like yogurt cups, margarine, cottage cheese containers. It also includes plastic toys, tubs and pools.
Mixed recycling also includes glass bottles and jars, plastics, paper, paperboard and aluminum. For more information, please Click Here to see what can go in your mixed recycling. Other recyclables to be segregated from your trash is metals, oil, filters, antifreeze, electronics, appliances, tires, hazardous wastes and cardboard.
If you want any information on the background and requirements of AB 341, please visit the State of California’s website.