Residential Curbside Trash and Recycling Service in Big Bear Lake
Curbside trash pick up service is available to all Big Bear Lake homeowners/residents, vacation homes and weekend rentals. Both trash and recycle cans are picked up once per week on a predesignated day of the week based on your address. Please contact our office at (909) 866-3942 for pick up day information.
For residential customers, trash is paid directly through the yearly tax bill and commercial customers contract with Big Bear Disposal directly, paying per EDU (equivalent dwelling unit) based upon the business type.
Note to Part-Time Residents and Rental Tenants: All Big Bear Disposal, Inc. customers are welcome to utilize curbside service provided they are at the residence on their day of pick-up. If you are unable to meet the 12 hour time frame, please utilize one of our two Clean Bear Drop-Off Sites for trash disposal and recycling.
The City of Big Bear Lake prohibits leaving trash cans at the curb for more than 12 hours. Trash that has been left out for an extended period of time can be alluring to local wildlife and loose pets.
Trash (Regular Non-Hazardous Waste)
You are to provide two 32 gallon trash cans.
Big Bear Disposal, Inc. will provide one 32 gallon recycle can.
Your recyclable refuse is "commingled", meaning all recyclables can be put into the recycle can together. We will be happy to provide an additional can if needed. Recyclables are transported to our facility at the Big Bear Valley Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to be sorted.
Hot Ash Disposal
Hot ashes must be placed in a five gallon metal can and soaked for at least 48 hours prior to curbside pick up or disposal at a Clean Bear Site.
If you have additional refuse such as "green waste" to be picked up, contact our offices at least one day prior to your scheduled service day. We will take up to five (5) bags of pine needles per week. Call a day ahead of your regular pick up and we will take up to fifteen (15) bags of additional pine needles. Do not place pine needles in green can.
For questions about what is trash and what can be recycled: What Do I Do With It?