General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Hazardous Materials

Household Hazardous Waste Collections Facilities

There are three (3) permanent Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection facilities in El Dorado County where residents can drop off most of their HHW free of charge: 

El Dorado Disposal Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

4100 Throwita Way
Diamond Springs, CA
(530) 626-4141 or (530) 642-0731
Hours accepted: Friday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 -1:00 for lunch)
(charges apply to business waste) 

South Lake Tahoe Refuse Transfer Station Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

2140 Ruth Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5105
Hours accepted: Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(Some charges may be applied)

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD)

Hwy 89 & Cabin Creek Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 583-7800

Call the facility prior to going to ensure facility hours of operation have not been changed.

List of Items Accepted Items


Collection facilities will not accept the following: 

  • Business Wastes and Wastes from Nonprofit Organizations
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders (exception: propane tanks 10 gallons or less are allowed)
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Explosives
  • Infectious Medical Waste
  • Tires
  • Treated Wood Waste
  • Appliances
  • Controlled Substance Pharmaceutical