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  • Why is the Town of Truckee moving to recycling and yard waste carts?

  • Do I have to use the new carts?

  • Will it cost more to use these containers?

  • How many carts can I get, and how do I sign up to receive them?

  • Once I opt in, what happens if I change my mind about my cart selection?

  • I've tried to opt in to receive a blue/green cart. Why isn't my address appearing in the online form?

  • Why are we sorting when the processing facility does it for us anyway?

  • When will these changes impact me?

  • Will these new containers fit in my bear box?

  • Did the Town consider recycling containers that fit inside of bear boxes?

  • Can I keep my containers next to my bear box?

  • Are wildlife-proof carts an option for residential customers?

  • Will communal drop-off locations be available for yard waste and recyclables?

  • How else can I dispose of yard waste without green bags or carts?

  • Where can I learn more?

  • I heard there is no recycling system in Truckee. Is this true?

  • I just moved to Truckee. How does the solid waste collection system work?

  • What is my collection day?

  • My trash was not picked up or there was an issue with my collection/billing.

  • Where is my landfill/transfer station?

  • Where can I drop off unwanted clothes, food, and equipment for donation?

  • What goes in a blue bag?

  • Where can I purchase green and blue bags?

  • What do I put in green bags?

  • I have more than 4 green bags of green waste. What do I do?

  • What is defensible space?

  • What is hazardous waste, e-waste and universal waste?

  • When is the next household hazardous waste drop off event?

  • I am a business that generates hazardous waste, how do I dispose of it?

  • What do I do with my electronic waste?

  • Where can I recycle used motor and filters?

  • Where can I take household batteries?

  • Where can I drop off plastic bags/film plastics to be recycled?

  • How does the CRV program work?

  • What do I do with ___?

  • I've heard about changes coming to our garbage program, what is happening?

  • Does it cost more to use these containers?

  • What is considered a SHORT-TERM RENTAL?

  • What are SHORT-TERM RENTAL compliance requirements?

  • How do I register my property?

  • How soon after commencing business does my property need to be registered?

  • How do I know if my property is already registered?

  • Is registration required annually?

  • How much does registration cost? What do I get?

  • Does the Registration Certificate need to be posted on the rental property?

  • Does the Registration Certificate Number (RCN) need to be listed on all rental listings/advertisements?

  • My property is no longer being rented on short-term basis; do I need to do anything?

  • My property is being managed by a Property Management Company; do I also need to register it?

  • We are a new Property Management company, how do we initially register all of our properties?

  • As an existing Property Management Company, how do I register additional properties?

  • If property is no longer renting short-term through Property Management Company, what needs to happen?

  • What are the different tax/assessments and what are the funds used for?

  • What is considered taxable rents/receipts?

  • Who calculates the amount of tax due?

  • When are tax returns due?

  • Are there any exemptions?

  • What does "rented only incidentally to permanent occupancy" mean?

  • Can I remit the TOT and TTBID assessment in the same payment?

  • What types of payment are accepted?

  • What if my tax payment is late?

  • Town of Truckee usually sends me tax return form in the mail, but I didn’t receive one for the past quarter, what should I do?

  • My property didn’t have renters this quarter; do I still need to complete a tax return?

  • Property is being managed by a Property Management Company; do I need to complete a tax return?

  • How long should I retain my TOT records?

  • Town of Truckee usually emails Property Management company an excel tax return form, but we didn’t get it, what next?

  • Do properties that didn’t have renters this quarter still need to be included on the Property Management Company tax return?

  • Why am I being charged tax for use of my own property?

  • If I rent my property as a SHORT-TERM RENTAL what do I need to do?

  • Is the sales tax rate the same for all Truckee mailing addresses?

  • What is the Sales Tax rate and who gets the taxes?

  • What is the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate?