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Buy-Back Centers

Four convenient buy-back and drop-off centers are available for Tahoe area residents.

The buy-back and drop-off center, located at the Eastern Regional MRF, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The center is closed between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The following items are accepted for buy-back, prices paid may fluctuate:

CRV Containers:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Plastic — examples include milk jugs gallon and water containers
  • Clear and colored glass containers

The following items are accepted as donation ONLY:

  • Newsprint
  • Glass bottles and other glass beverage containers
  • Tin cans
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • High grade office paper
  • Mixed paper
  • Non-CRV plastic — examples include some juice containers, soft drink bottles and certain other plastic beverage containers

The MRF offers wood chips, top soil, fill dirt, pine needles, sand and rocks for purchase. Call (530) 583-0148 for additional information.

Below are other recycling buy-back locations in eastern Placer County. For the most up-to-date information call ahead to verify the hours of operation, materials accepted, and prices paid for materials.

Buy-Back Locations:

Safeway Kings Beach
7815 North Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA 96143

SaveMart Tahoe City
100 River Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Drop-off for Paper & Cardboard ONLY:

Tahoe Truckee Disposal Drop Off Bin
Shelter Drive and Gun Club Drive
(next to Placer County Animal Shelter)
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148