Absorbent Pads and Pillows 

How to Use Pads and Pillows

Pillows
Place the absorbent pillow where bilge collects in your boat. The pillow will absorb the oil and fuel from the bilge water, preventing its migration to the lake.

Pads
The white absorbent pads are to be placed underneath the gasoline nozzle when you're refueling your boat. The image on the right demonstrates the proper technique. The pad can also be used to mop oil or gas that has spilled directly onto the water; the pad will only absorb the spillage, not the water.

Disposal
When the pad or pillow is saturated with oil or fuel, place them in a zip-lock bag and transport them to one of the marinas participating in this program.

Oil Absorbent Pads and Pillow Disposal Sites:
Location Time Accepted Item Accepted
 Crystal Basin 
Ice House Reservoir Boat Ramp
Ice House & Wrights Lake Road
Kyburz, CA
May - October
7 days a week 
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Pads
Pillows

Union Valley Reservoir
Sunset/Fashoda Boat Ramp
Ice House Road
Kyburz, CA
 May - October
7 days a week 
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Pads
Pillows
Echo Lake
 Echo Chalet, Inc.
9900 Echo Lakes Road
Echo Lake, CA 95721
(530) 659-7207
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Pads
Pillows
 Folsom 
 Folsom Lake Marina
Brown's Ravine
Folsom, CA 95632
(916) 933-0694
7 days a week
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pads
Pillows
 Pollock Pines
 Jenkinson Lake/Sly Park Recreation Area
4771 Sly Park Rd.
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
(530) 644-2545 x300 
May - September
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pads
Pillows
Lake Tahoe 
Camp Richardson - Anchorage Marina
1900 Jameson Beach Rd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 542-6550
May - October 15
7 days a week
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pads
Pillows
 El Dorado Boat Ramp
Corner of Lakeview and Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Memorial Day - September (First week)
7 days a week
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Pads
Pillows
 Fallen Leaf Landing Store & Marina
400 Fallen Leaf Rd.
Fallen Leaf, CA 96151
(530) 544-0787
Memorial Day - September (First week)
7 days a week
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Oil
Pads
Pillows
 Lakeside Marina
4041 Lakeshore Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6626
Memorial Day - September (First week)
7 days a week
Spring: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
Pads
Pillows
 Meeks Bay Marina
7901 Emerald Bay Rd.
Tahoma, CA 96142
(530) 525-5588
Memorial Day - October (First week)
7 days a week
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oil
Pads
Pillows
 Tahoe Keys Marina
2435 E. Venice Dr., Ste. 530
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-2155
Year Round
7 days a week
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Oil
Oil Filters
Pads
Pillows

 Timber Cove Marina
3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-2942
May 25 - September 15
7 days a week
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oil
Pads
Pillows