Residential Trash, Recycling, and Open Burning

Residential Trash, Recycling, and Open Burning

Curbside trash, recycling, and green waste pickup in Lakeport is provided by Lakeport Disposal Company.  The City has entered into a franchise agreement with Lakeport Disposal to provide these “universal” services.

In 2003, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 827 which made participation in the curbside pickup of garbage, recycling, and green waste mandatory within the Lakeport City limits. Ordinance No. 827 is included in our Municipal Code. See LMC Chapter 8.16 for more information.

See this page for residentialcommercial and debris box rental rates. If you are planning a remodel or construction project, please click this link for information about obtaining a City of Lakeport Building Permit. Also, please be aware that most remodel and construction projects are subject to the waste diversion requirements that are a part of the State's CalGreen Building Standards Code.

Residents are reminded to maintain the waste toters, place them out on collection day only, and to pull them in within 18 hours after they have been emptied.  Toters are also required to be stored and screened from public view and not be visible from the sidewalk, streets, or roadways.

Fees for weekly waste collection are billed by the City as part of the monthly sewer and water utility bills. 

Residences are provided free recycling toters and one free green waste toter. An additional fee is charged by Lakeport Disposal if a second green waste toter is needed. Check out this link for helpful tips on how to properly sort recycling and green waste materials.  

Municipal Code Section 8.11.010 states that outside burning of all kinds is prohibited.  The only exceptions are for barbecuing and Fire District training exercises.

Recycling Information

The County of Lake's Public Services website features excellent information on recycling and composting including a link to a helpful and comprehensive recycling how-to page

In 2018 the County of Lake updated the Lake County Recycling Handbook. It includes current information about service providers, drop-off and buy-back centers, tire disposal, electronic waste disposal and lots more!   

CalRecycle offers a very helpful guide to backyard composting.

The County of Lake coordinates regular household hazardous waste drop off events, including events at the Lake County Transfer Station @ 230 Soda Bay Road near Lakeport-- see Lake County's Hazardous Waste webpage for more information and the current event schedule.

Visit Lakeport Disposal's website to learn more about recycling, local service areas and times, hazardous material collection and other waste disposal-related information.

Lakeport Disposal also coordinates our Spring & Fall Community Cleanup Day events. These events began in 2017 and are intended to help keep our community clean and beautiful and to promote recycling opportunities. Participation is limited to City of Lakeport residents and business owners who are Lakeport Disposal customers. 

We also encourage our residents to make use of local thrift stores as they can make use of items in good working order.  Some thrift stores will pick up items from your home. Several Lakeport thrift shops support non-profit groups.

Another great resource for recycling info about computers, gadgets and other electronic waste can be found here: Recycling/Disposal Guide for Home Gadgets and Devices.

If you want free stuff or have stuff you’d like to give away, check out the Lakeport-Kelseyville Freecycle group