Residential Garbage Pickup

Our communities put their trust in us for their garbage pickup service. Being a local company, we live, work and play in the communities we serve. El Dorado Disposal is committed to keeping our communities safe and helping all residents properly dispose of trash as well provide opportunities to recycle and reuse material keeping it out of the landfills.

Residential Garbage Services

El Dorado Disposal Residential Service Options Include:

  • Weekly trash collection in 35, 64 or 96 gallon carts
  • Special collection service for large items or excessive trash
  • Biweekly recycle collection in 64 or 96 gallon carts
  • Biweekly yard & food waste collection in 96 gallon carts (May not be available in all service areas.)
  • Participation in RecycleBank and recycling rewards
  • Temporary Debris Boxes for home remodeling projects and property clean up
  • Curbside oil and oil filter removal
  • Curbside house hold battery removal
  • Vacation holds for Non Mandatory EDCO A, B & C service areas only. Minimum 2 consecutive weeks up to 6 months per occurrence allowed twice per calendar year
  • Customers 65+ years qualify for senior discount

General Information

All garbage service levels include one garbage waste cart, PLUS - one commingled Recycling and where available one 96-gallon cart for curbside Yard & Food Waste service. Garbage carts will be serviced on a weekly basis. Service on Recycling and Yard & Food Waste carts will alternate weekly.


Garbage and recycling are collected on all holidays except Christmas and New Year's Day. If your collection day falls on or after Christmas or New Year's Day, collection will be one day later that week.

Computers and TVs

These items cannot be disposed of in carts. Computers, laptops, monitors, separated computer circuit boards and televisions contain heavy metals. They cannot be disposed of as garbage and must be recycled. Please call in for a bulky pick up or bring into the Material Recovery Facility at 4100 Throwita Way, Placerville.

You can also recycle many other electronic items, including computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard, cables, printer, scanner, speakers, etc.), cell phones, hand-held devices, photocopiers, fax machines, stereos, VCRs, and DVD players.

Missed Collection

If your container(s) were at the curb by 5:00 am (we recommend the night prior to collection) and were not emptied contact El Dorado Disposal at 530-626-4141​ or 916-985-1162.

Note if the containers are difficult to see from the street. Leave the container(s) out, and they will be collected by the end of the next business day after notification.

Weather Delays

(Snow, Wind, Flooding, etc.) Public safety is a very high priority for El Dorado Disposal. When weather conditions prevent safe collection on your service day, we will automatically attempt service on the next business day, if conditions have not improved allowing safe service we will service the equivalent of extras on your next scheduled service day.

Extra Garbage

Extra garbage that does not fit in your garbage cart with the lid closed will cause a charge. If extra bags are placed out next to the cart or on the cart lid they will not be serviced without a work order. Please contact customer service at least the day before service at 530-626-4141​ or email [email protected]​ to schedule the pick up of additional bags of garbage. Extra garbage charges will apply.

El Dorado Disposal Residential Garbage Rates

Cameron Park
El Dorado Hills
City of Placerville
El Dorado County Area A: Placerville, Shingle Springs, Rescue, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Pollock Pines - Every Two Months
El Dorado County Area B: Somerset, Grizzly Flat, Fairplay, Amber Fields, Cothrin Ranch, Mt. Aukum, Outingdale - Every Three Months
El Dorado County Area C: Georgetown, Pilot Hill, Lotus, Cool, Coloma, Garden Valley, Greenwood, Swansboro, Kelsey -Every Three Months
El Dorado Disposal Residential Pickup Service

Request Residential Pickup Service

El Dorado Disposal will pick up your trash in one of our provided cans, available in three sizes: 35 gallons, 64 gallons & 96 gallons. Simply follow the easy steps below to enjoy your service.

Get started with residential service

Contact our office to start residential garbage services in your local municipality or neighborhood

Collect your trash

Ensure that your trash is properly prepared and ready for collection

Leave your container by the curb

Place your can at the curb in advance of your service day, and our team will collect your waste

Incorrect Battery Disposal Can Cause Fires

Common household items are convenient and generally safe, however, the batteries in them pose risks when disposed of in regular garbage or recycling containers - because of their highly flammable nature. Never toss them in curbside cans. It's a matter of safety!

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Where You Place Your Trash Can Matters

The correct placement of your trash can will help ensure the proper and safe collection of your garbage, recyclables or yard waste.

Most collection trucks are armed with an automated electronic arm that grabs and empties the can. This efficient process streamlines collection and prevents potential injuries.

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Check Out Our Residential Services

El Dorado Disposal offers convenient pickup times and consistent, reliable service. Residential garbage recycling is available wherever we offer garbage pickup. Click on a box below to find out more about a service that meets your needs.