Effective December 1, 2022 the City and Big Bear Disposal will be working to restrict access to the Clean Bear Sites for owners, tenants, and guests of residential properties within the City of Big Bear Lake only.

The operation of the Clean Bear Sites is a part of the residential solid waste services provided by Big Bear Disposal and is funded entirely by residential solid waste fees paid by property owners within the City of Big Bear Lake.

Going forward, users of the Clean Bear Sites will be asked to provide proof of eligibility by:

  • Photo ID
  • Property Document (Mortgage Statement, Lease, Property Tax Bill)
  • Utility Bill
  • Car Registration
  • For visitors, a rental contract or other document associated with a City of Big Bear Lake residential property address

Commercial waste, including business waste, construction and demolition waste, and hazardous waste are never allowed to be disposed of at the Clean Bear Sites, regardless of the City where it originates.

Residents and guests of properties in Big Bear City, Baldwin Lake, Erwin Lake, Fawnskin, Sugarloaf, and other unincorporated County areas will no longer be able to access the Clean Bear Sites. For more information about solid waste services in these areas, property owners should contact the San Bernardino County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Management Division or the Big Bear City Community Services District.

To facilitate these restrictions, the Clean Bear Sites will be staffed with representatives from Big Bear Disposal to verify eligibility. Additionally, the sites will have operating hours from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. For additional information, please visit Big Bear Disposal’s website.