Our Transfer Station and Recycling Center, located at 230 Soda Bay Road, is open Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached by phone at (707) 234-6400. The facility operates as a location for the deposit of municipal solid waste (garbage) as well as a number of other household and commercial materials which are recycled. In addition to solid waste, we accept wood and green waste, construction and demolition debris, appliances, tires, furniture, scrap metals, standard recyclables such as cardboard, paper, glass, metal and plastic containers, motor oil and filters, batteries and home electronics. Loads of solid waste (garbage) delivered to the tipping floor are sorted to the maximum extent feasible to extract recyclables and increase diversion from landfilling.
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m Monday through Saturday. The Transfer Station is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
For more information about transfer station and recycling services, please call us at (707) 234-6400.
Scrap metals are purchased at the Lakeport Transfer Station and Recycling Center. Metals purchased include copper, brass, aluminum, radiators, insulated and clean wire, stainless steel, lead and similar materials. Now also buying batteries. The facility operates in compliance with scrap metal regulations of the State of California. Customers will need proper identification before purchases can be made. Scrap metal buy-back is available during regular transfer station hours:
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information visit us at TCS Metals.
Compost is available in bulk or in bags at 230 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport, during regular business hours. Our compost is made from recycled municipal green waste. We also sell a variety of recycled landscape materials at competitive prices. Delivery is available for compost and landscape materials. Acceptable payment methods include cash, debit card, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover). Call (707) 234-6400 for delivery information.
Hazardous and electronic waste is strictly prohibited from being landfilled, and must be handled separately from trash and recyclables. This includes all paints, thinners, pesticides, motor oil, fluorescent tubes and electronics such as televisions, monitors, and VCRs.
We accept the following hazardous waste and e-waste free of charge in designated areas at our transfer station:
Paint must be in original container with label. Leaking, unlabeled and empty containers will not be accepted. Small Quantity Generators please call us at (707) 234-6400 for more information and to make an appointment.
Acceptable products include:
Non-acceptable products include:
When disposed of in the trash or poured down a sink or storm drain, the toxic chemical components in products like paint, turpentine, acid or lye-based cleaners, household and car batteries, pesticides, and herbicides will damage the environment by ending up in Clear Lake or other waterways endangering the health of all - children, wildlife, pets, and the environment.
Household hazardous waste is collected from Lake County residents the third Friday and Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at rotating ends of the lake for convenience to all residents in Lake County.
Most items are accepted free. Businesses must make an appointment by calling 707-234-6400 and a small fee will apply. Dates, locations, and times for HAZ-DROP are available here.
State law prohibits delivery of more than 15 gallons per vehicle.
Propane tanks (any compressed cylinders), maximum 5 gallons.
Be prepared to show identification as a Lake County resident
|batteries (automotive and household)||antifreeze|
|solvents||prescription medicines – non narcotic|
|gasoline||fluorescent light tubes and CFLs|
|pesticides and herbicides||oil / oil filters|
|pool chemicals||cell phones|
|acids||propane tanks 5 gallons and smaller|
|corrosives||mercury thermometers and thermostats|
|sharps||bleaches and dyes|
|artists supplies||photography chemicals|
|compressed gas cylinders|
|propane tanks over 5 gallons|
Televisions and computer monitors are accepted at no charge at Lake County Waste Solutions and Southlake Refuse & Recycling.
To view and download the schedule, please click here. Questions? Call 707-234-6400 for more information.