Remember to bring your ID Because we do not charge for disposal of your normal household trash and recyclables, residents of neighboring counties frequently try to dispose of their trash at our Transfer Stations. Checking ID's is the most effective way to prevent this illegal disposal and to preserve your solid waste dollars. If you are a part time resident in Calaveras County, please make a copy of your current tax bill, showing the Solid Waste fee, to show the attendant.
Rock Creek is open every day from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. This facility is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday.
What we accept, recycle and divert at Rock Creek
Mixed Recycling - We have a single stream mixed recyclables program, where you can recycle all plastics marked 1 through 7, glass, jars, phonebooks, newspaper, aluminum, tin, plastic bottles, paperboard, magazines, office and junk mail in the same container. We recycle both CRV and Non-CRV. To receive money for your CRV items, please take them to a CRV Center.
Cardboard - Please segregate this material and put in cardboard baler.
Scrap Metal - Please segregate this material and put in metal bin.
Carpet and Padding - Calaveras County participates in the Rural Counties Carpet Recycling Project to recycle old carpeting, area rugs, carpet tiles and carpet padding. To learn more about this program, visit Carpet America Recover Effort's site. Please separate the padding from the carpet, roll up the carpet with the fiber side on the outside. The carpeting needs to be clean, dry and free of debris such as tack strips, nails, wood and other flooring materials. Keep this separate and place in the area marked for carpet recycling.
Mattresses and Box Springs - Beginining December 30, 2015, residents can recycle their mattresses and box springs at Rock Creek for no fee.
Books, DVD's & CD's - DiscoverBooks.com has a blue recycling bin in our transfer building to recycle all books, DVD's and CD's.
Construction & Demolition Debris - Please segregate construction materials, such as clean concrete (no rebar), asphalt, wood and metals for recycling. Mixed construction debris loads will be charged at $8.00 cubic yard. Segregated wood and lumber is charged at $4.00/cubic yard.
Rubble - Concrete, asphalt, ceramic and porcelain items can be recycled in the rubble pile. This includes porcelain tubs, sinks, toilets and tile.
All appliances with Freon must be segregated for recycling and are not allowed to be dumped with household trash. We accept all appliances, however, Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Stoves, Ovens, Air Conditioning units and Water coolers have a $25.00 charge each.
Please check with Valley Springs Recycling at 772-9340 on their acceptance of appliances, as they charge $15 for Air Conditioners, Freezers and Refrigerators.
First two (2) tires, up to 22”, are free. Charges for additional tires are:
$2.50 Passenger tires <17”
$5.00 Passenger tires on rims
$8.00 Truck tires 17” – 22”
$10.00 Truck tires on rims
$8.00 plus $7.00 per additional inch for tires over 22”
Wood & Yard Waste that is segregated from other wastes is charged at $4.00 Cubic Yard (CY)
Stumps are charged at $8.00 Cubic Yard
Small animal carcasses under 100 lbs, are charged at $10.00 each. Large animal carcasses and loads of renderings & remains are charged at $50 each. Please complete a Waste Clearance Application for large animals and bring with you.
We have a permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection area at Rock Creek. California State Transportation Laws limit the transportation of hazardous waste for each vehicle to a maximum of 15 gallons of liquid (in no larger than 5 gallon containers) or 125 pounds of solid material. Never mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers and pack to prevent spills. The Rock Creek facility will only accept materials up to these limits. If more than the allotted amount of hazardous waste is brought to Rock Creek, the remaining amount will not be accepted, but will be sent home with the resident or business. Businesses wanting to dispose of hazardous wastes must fill out a Business Hazardous Waste Disposal form prior to bringing in any hazardous wastes. See the HHW page for the form.
- Fluorescent Lights
- Household Batteries
- Auto Batteries
- Paints & Stains, Solvents
- Oil, Oil filters and Antifreeze
- Medications and Syringes
- Propane Tanks, up to 25 gln
- Household toxics
- Aerosol Cans
Boats, Vessels, Mobile Homes, Campers & Trailers: Charged at $8.00 Cubic Yard.
Boats & Vessels will only be accepted if motors, fuel tanks and any other device containing hazardous substances have been removed and proper paperwork is provided. Registered boats, or boats that were at some point registered with DMV, require a “Junk Certificate” from DMV (Vehicle Registration Handbook 5.235). DMV can be contacted by visiting local offices, calling 1-800-777-0133 or visiting their website to obtain instructions and forms at www.dmv.ca.gov.
We can also accept Mobile Homes if all refrigerators, generators or other equipment that may contain a refrigerant such as Freon, or oil or other hazardous wastes are removed and the proper HCD paperwork is provided. A “Salvage Certificate” from the Department of Housing & Community Development is required in order to dispose. HCD can be contacted at 1-800-952-8356 or visit their website to obtain instructions and forms at www.hcd.ca.gov.
Metal campers & trailers should be taken to a dismantler for recycling; however, they may be accepted for disposal. The disposal requires a "Junk Certificate: from DMV (Vehicle Registration Handbook 5.235). DMV can be contacted by visiting the local office, calling 1-800-777-0133 or visiting their website to obtain instructions and forms at www.dmv.ca.gov. Any refrigerators, generators or other equipment that may contain a refrigerant such as Freon, or oil or any other hazardous waste, must be removed prior to acceptance.
Cars and motor vehicles are not accepted at any of the County facilities. Please check with a local charitable organization regarding donations of any unwanted vehicles or a local dismantler. Check the following websites for more information on donating vehicles.