Recycling Information

 Trash and recycling collection within the City of Clearlake is provided by Clearlake Waste Solutions. To request new  service or for information about your existing service please call 707.234.6400 or 1.888.718.4888. General information  about Clearlake trash and recycling services is provided below.

 The City of Clearlake encourages all residents and businesses to recycle. Services are provided to make recycling as  easy and convenient as possible. For information about how you can increase recycling at your home or business, call  1.888.718.4888 or visit


 Clearlake residents who subscribe to curbside collection service are provided with:

  • A grey cart for trash - 20, 32, 64 or 96 gallon cart
  • A blue cart for mixed recyclables – 96 gallon cart
  • A green cart for yard waste – 96 gallon cart

 Recycling and yard waste collection is included in the rate. Place carts at the curb or road edge the night before your
 pick-up day. All material must fit inside the cart and the lid must close. There should be at least three (3) feet of
 clearance between each cart and 14 feet of overhead clearance.  Keep carts away from all obstacles such as cars and  mailboxes and away from overhead obstacles such as carport overhangs and tree branches.

  Pre-paid Garbage Bags

 Residents can also purchase pre-paid bags for garbage and put these bags out on the appropriate collection day.
 These bags are ideal for vacation homes and people that do not generate enough garbage to require regular weekly  service. Bags can be purchased at the City of Clearlake offices located at 14050 Olympic Drive, Clearlake, Monday  through Friday, 8:00 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


 Businesses and multi-family residential complexes that subscribe to curbside services are provided with carts or bins  selected specifically for the site and may be collected weekly or multiple times each week. Recycling collection is  included in the rate.

 Waste assessments are provided at no charge to commercial and multi-family residential subscribers.  A representative  from Clearlake Waste Solutions will visit your site to assess your waste stream and determine whether more material
 can be recycled, which could result in a reduction in your trash bill. Call 1.888.718.4888 to make arrangements for a free  waste assessment.

 * State recycling regulations require that all businesses generating at least four (4) cubic yards of garbage per  week and all multi-family complexes with 5 or more units MUST recycle. This new requirement becomes
 effective July 1, 2012. Call 1.888.718.4888 to order a recycling container or for more information about how the  new regulations may affect you.


 For a list of what you can put in your blue recycling container, click here (pdf)


 For a list of what you can put in your green yard waste container, click here



 Clearlake Waste Solutions is the exclusive provider for debris box and clean-up bin rentals within the City of Clearlake,  offering different size containers to suit specific project needs.

  • 3 cubic yard clean-up bins for small household cleanups.
  • 15, 20 and 30 cubic yard roll-off boxes for remodel and construction jobs, landscape projects and large clean-ups.


 Residential customers may have two (2) bulky items collected per year at no charge. Bulky items typically include a
 piece  of furniture or an appliance. A charge for Freon removal may be applied for refrigerators, freezers and air  conditioners. Arrangements for collection can be made by calling 1-888-718-4888. Collection of additional bulky items  (beyond the two free collections) may be arranged for a fee. This is a service for residential customers only.


 No collections are made on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year's  Day. During those weeks, if your regular collection day falls on or after the holiday, collection is delayed one day. For  example, Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday. That week, Thursday customers will be collected on Friday, and Friday  customers will be collected on Saturday. Normal collection resumes the following week.


 Hazardous Waste is strictly prohibited in all garbage carts, recycling carts, yard waste carts and debris boxes. This includes
 all paints, thinners, pesticides, motor oil, fluorescent tubes and electronics such as televisions, monitors, and VCRs. Hazardous  waste also includes sharps (needles) and medications. Contact the Lake County Public Services Department at (707) 262-1760
 or visit them at for information on locations and schedules for hazardous waste disposal.


 Presentations are available to civic organizations, schools and other community groups that would like to know more  about recycling and waste diversion. Call 1.888.718.4888 to request a presentation.

  WANT TO START SERVICE OR NEED MORE INFORMATION? Contact Clearlake Waste Solutions at:

 Phone: 1.888.718.4888 or 707.234.6400