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Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility

Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility, Landfill, Transfer Station and
Permanent Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

 

12021 Hunt Road, Milton, CA (209) 785-1689

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 Calaveras County 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 Year's Day and Easter Sunday.

What we Accept, Recycle and Divert at Rock Creek

Animal Carcass

10 November 2022

Animal Carcass

We do accept dead animals at the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility only.  

Small animal carcass, under 100 lbs, are $10.00 each. Large animal carcasses over 100 lbs and loads of renderings & remains are charged at $50.00 each.  

When you bring in a deceased horse, cow or other large deceased livestock, you must bring in a completed Waste Clearance Application. Please call customer service at 754-6403 if you have any questions.

Appliances

10 November 2022

Appliances

We accept all appliances, however, clothes washing machines, clothes dryers, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, air conditioning units; hot water heaters over 100 gallons and water coolers have a $25.00 charge each.  

Appliances can be taken to Gambi Disposal, Red Hill, Wilseyville, or Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility. All appliances must be evacuated or serviced by a Certified Appliance Recycler, which all of our facilities are. We cannot accept serviced or evacuated appliances without the proper paperwork, which would be obtained from the Certified Appliance Recycler who serviced the appliance. There are no exceptions.

Appliances can also be taken to Valley Springs Recycling for a $15 charge. They are located at 148 Main Street, Valley Springs (209) 772-9340 Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed for lunch from 12-12:30.  Closed Sunday & Monday.

Boats & Vessels

10 November 2022

Boats & Vessels

Boats & Vessels are only accepted at the Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility provided that any motors, fuel tanks and any other device containing hazardous substances have been removed and the DMV Junk Certificate is provided. They are charged at $8.00 Cubic Yard.  

Registered boats, or boats that were at some point registered, 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.

Books

10 November 2022

Books

Donate your used or new Books, DVD's and CD's to the "Discover Books" recycling Bin at Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility.  The company will resell, redistribute and recycle these materials.
Current Locations:

Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility, 12021 Hunt Road, Milton
Mar-Val Food Stores, 55 HY 26, Valley Springs

The Calaveras County Library welcomes your book donations that are in good condition.  

Also check with any local thrift shops or used book stores to see if they accept donations. Please check our Reduce, Reuse and Recycle page for more information on book donations.

Textbooks can be recycled through Independent Book Buying Services, IBBS, at http://ibbstextbooks.net.

Campers

10 November 2022

Campers

Metal Campers should be taken to an auto dismantlers for recycling; however, campers and trailers may be accepted for disposal only at Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility and are charged at $8.00 cubic yard. We can only accept these if all motors, fuel tanks, appliances and any other device containing hazardous substances have been removed and the DMV Junk Certificate is provided.

Cardboard

10 November 2022

Cardboard

There are several Recycling & Disposal sites in the County to recycle cardboard. Please flatten all cardboard boxes.

Carpeting

10 November 2022

Carpeting

Recycle old carpeting, area rugs and carpet tiles. Please separate padding from carpet, padding goes to landfill. The carpeting needs to be clean, dry and free of debris such as tack strips, nails, wood and other flooring materials. Bring it to the Rock Creek Facility to recycle. Click here to view the brochure and further information or visit their website at https://www.carpetrecovery.org

Cars

10 November 2022

Cars

Vehicles, car parts, or motor vehicles are not accepted at any of the County facilities. Please check with a local charitable organizations regarding donations of any unwanted vehicles. Check the following websites for more information on donating your vehicles:

Construction Debris

10 November 2022

Construction Debris

Construction Debris (C&D) loads are charged at $8.00 cubic yard. However, clean and segregated (C&D), like concrete, rubble (no rebar or reinforcement steel), metals, asphalt, carpet & carpet padding are accepted at no charge at Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility.

Segregated wood and lumber is charged at $4.00 cubic yard.

If you have a construction project planned, please check out our Construction and Demolition Recycling brochure or contact Cal-Waste at (209) 785-1532 to rent debris and recycling bins.

Habitat for Humanity accepts some donations of construction materials. Before you discard it, please call them at (209) 754-1518 to determine whether your materials can be used by their organization.   www.habitatcalaveras.org

Hazardous Waste

10 November 2022

Hazardous Waste

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.
 

Toxic material accepted:

  • Fluorescent lights
  • Household batteries
  • Auto batteries
  • Paints & stains, solvents                               
  • Oil, oil filters and antifreeze
  • Propane tanks, up to 25 gallon
  • Household toxic materials
  • Aerosol cans
  • Over the counter medications and syringes in a rigid plastic container

Mattresses

10 November 2022

Mattresses

The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program recycles more than 1.5 million mattresses each year in California. As a participating collection site, we accept mattresses and box springs for free at Rock Creek, located at 12021 Hunt Road, Milton, during the following hours of operation: 8 AM to 4:30 PM.  

Thanks to this program, these units are diverted from landfills and used to make other useful products such as carpet padding, insulation, filters and mulch. The program also helps our community combat illegal dumping.

To learn more about how the program works in California, visit ByeByeMattress.com.

Metal - Scrap

10 November 2022

Metal - Scrap

The County has seven scrap metal collection bins at our Recycling & Disposal Sites. All metal drums must have the tops removed, be empty and dry before recycling in the metal bins.

Valley Springs Recycling accepts copper, brass, scrap aluminum, steel, tin, radiators and insulated wires. They are located at 148 N. Main, Valley Springs. Please contact them at (209) 772-9340 for details and pricing.

Mobile Homes

10 November 2022

Mobile Homes

We also accept Mobile Homes if all refrigerators, generators or other equipment that may contain a refrigerant such as Freon, 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 (916) 263-4742 or visit their website to obtain instructions and forms here (hyperlink: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/manufactured-mobile-home/registration-titling/salvage-units.shtml)

Boats, Vessels, Mobile Homes, Campers & Trailers: Charged at $8.00 Cubic Yard.  

Rubble

10 November 2022

Rubble

Clean and segregated Construction Debris (C&D), like concrete, rubble, lumber and asphalt, is accepted at no charge at Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility. Mixed C&D is charged at $8.00 cubic yard.

Habitat for Humanity accepts some donations of construction materials. Before you discard it, please call them at (209) 754-5331 to determine whether your materials can be used by their organization.  www.habitatcalaveras.org

Small Kitchen Appliances

10 November 2022

Small Kitchen Appliances

Small kitchen appliances can go in your mixed recycling. This could be toasters, blenders, food processors, toaster ovens, crock pots, coffee makers, and juicers.  If they are still working, please check out our reuse page and consider donating them.

Tires

10 November 2022

Tires

You can dispose of a maximum of two (2) tires, up to 22”, for free. These can be taken to Gambi Disposal, Red Hill, Wilseyville or Rock Creek. Tires larger than 22" or in quantities of more than two (2) can be taken to Rock Creek.  Additional tires are:

 Tires <17”                $ 2.50/each
 Tires <17" on rims     $ 5.00/each
 Tires 17"–22”            $ 8.00/each
 Tires 17"–22” on rims $10.00/each       
 Tires >22"                $ 8.00 plus $7.00 per inch
 


See Resolution 2007-162, California State law limits the number of tires which can be hauled to 9. If you have more than 9 tires to haul to Rock Creek, please contact Environmental Health for an Exemption Authorization.

Trailers

10 November 2022

Trailers

Trailers should be taken to dismantlers for recycling; however, campers and trailers may be accepted for disposal only at Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility. A DMV Junk Certificate is required. Charged at $8.00 cubic yard. Any refrigerators, generators or other equipment that may contain a refrigerant such as Freon, oil or other hazardous wastes must be removed prior to acceptance.

Wood Products

10 November 2022

Wood Products

Wood products can be taken to any of the Wood & Yard Waste areas in the County. The charge is $4.00 Cubic Yard.

Treated wood, including pressure treated, creosote coated and chemically treated wood is accepted as garbage. Only small quantities can be accepted at the Transfer Stations. Large quantities must be taken to Rock Creek Solid Waste Facility.

Yard Waste

10 November 2022

Yard Waste

Yard Waste can be taken to any of the Wood & Yard Waste areas in the County. The charge is $4.00 Cubic Yard.