New Service Changes

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This page is a guide to the new trash and recycling services coming to Truckee

Bag Your BagSummary of Changes:

Residential Services


  • Mixed waste will remain the same in customer-provided cans


  • Households can opt-in to receive a 64-gallon blue recyclables cart, serviced every-other week
  • Blue bags will still be serviced at all households, serviced weekly
  • Changes will reach neighborhoods over the next three years:
    • Glenshire in fall 2018
    • Remaining Truckee neighborhoods excluding Tahoe Donner in 2019
    • Tahoe Donner in 2020
  • 2 new recycling drop off locations will be available during the summer- Tahoe Donner Northwoods Clubhouse and Truckee Town Hall 

Yard Waste

  • Each household can opt-in to receive up to three 96-gallon green yard waste carts
  • Green bags will not be accepted after June 30, 2018
  • New yard waste services will begin for ALL residents July 1, 2018
  • Residents can also rent discounted yard waste dumpsters or drop off yard waste at Eastern Regional Landfill

Customer Service Improvements

  • A new online customer service platform will be available for easier billing and communication

Commercial Services

  • All commercial customers will receive recyclables carts, starting August 1
  • Certain required commercial customers will receive wildlife-resistant food waste carts that will be serviced up to 3 times/week, starting January 2019
  • Commercial trash bins 3+ yards will be serviced up to 5 times/week
  • Small commercial customers may utilize hauler provided mixed-waste carts
  • Schedule a complimentary waste assessment and Town of Truckee staff will come to your business and help you figure out what services your business will need. 



Additional Resources:

FAQ Page

Press Release- Town Council Approves New Services

Presentation from July 25, 2017 Town Council Meeting

Staff Report from July 25, 2017 Town Council Meeting