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The Town of Truckee offers a wide range of waste prevention and recycling services to residents, businesses and visitors of Truckee. Please scroll down to view the recycling and waste prevention programs. Thank you for reducing waste!

If you would like additional information on materials accepted at the Eastern Regional Landfill please visit or call (530) 583-7800.

Talking Trash

Talking Trash

Understand your Truckee trash service today! Click on the picture to the left to view detailed information about curb-side pickup, can credits, and the transportation of your trash.


Blue Bag Recycling

Recycling Brochure

 Please visit Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal's website for a list of accepted materials.  

Blue Bags Retailers:

Mountain Hardware
Tahoe Supply Company
Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company
Tahoe Donner HOA Member Services
The Office Boss (Safeway and Airport locations)


Yard Waste Recycling

Homeowner BMP

 The Town of Truckee provides two easy methods for residents to recycle yard waste.

  1. Free curbside collection. Simply purchase green bags at a blue bag retailer location listed above, then place up to 4 green bags out per week on your weekly trash service day.
  2. Residents can also take advantage of free drop-off at the Eastern Regional Landfill during select event dates. Please visit the yard waste page for more information.
  3. Fire prevention is extremely important for Truckee's climate. Please create defensible space around your home and click on the picture to the left to view the fire evacuation guide. 



Compost in Truckee

Compost Front Cover


Did you know that you can compost in Truckee? Composting in a high mountain region is possible and can produce tons of benefits for your yard and the environment! Please click on the picture to the left to view Truckee's guide to Composting.

 Household Hazardous Waste

2014 Hazardous Waste Flyer

The Town of Truckee believes it is imperative to keep hazardous and toxic substances out of our trash and landfills.  Truckee residents can drop off hazardous waste at the Eastern Regional Landfill for free. Please visit the hazardous waste page or for more information.

Do you have used or unwanted paint? Take advantage of PaintCare, a program that places a small charge on each can of paint purchased and allows you to recycle you paint for free!To learn more about the PaintCare program, follow this link. The local PaintCare drop-off locations is Ace Mountain Hardware.


Universal Waste Recycling

Battery Curbside Flyer


Universal wastes are hazardous wastes that contain mercury, lead, cadmium, copper and other harmful substances. It is illegal to dispose of these materials in the trash.

Good news! These materials can be dropped off at the Eastern Regional Landfill for proper disposal. For more information follow this link or visit

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal provides free curbside pickup of household batteries and small electronics. Click on the picture to the left for more information.


Used Oil Recycling

Used Oil

Truckee residents are encouraged to participate in the used oil and oil filter recycling program. Used oil and filters can be recycled and re-refined into usable motor oil and lubricant. Next time you need to change your oil complete the cycle and buy re-refined oil! Click on the picture to the left for a list of convenient drop-off locations!


Used Tire Recycling

Tire Recycling 2013

Waste tires can be dropped off at the Eastern Regional Landfill for Recycling on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month.
Recycling used tires provides materials that can be used again for products such as rubberized asphalt, equestrian arenas, all weather tracks, synthetic turf playing fields and much more.

Sharps Disposal


As of September 1, 2008 it is illegal to dispose of sharp waste/biohazard sharps in the trash.

To properly dispose of this material please purchase an approved biohazard container, then drop sharps off at a collection facility. Please view the brochure to the left for more detailed information on Sharps disposal.


Bear Awareness

Bear Brochure Front

Bears are an avid part of the Truckee/Tahoe region. It is our responsibility as residents of this area to protect them by securing our trash and food sources that lure bears into dangerous situations. For more information please click on the brochure or visit the bear awareness webpage.


Clean Water



Did you know that water and pollutants that flow down the storm drains are not treated before they are released into our waterways. There are several ways we can work together to Keep Truckee's water clean! Some examples include picking up dog poop, washing your car at a car wash, and using limited fertilizer. Please click on the picture to the left for more ideas!

CRV Beverage Container Buy Back

California Redemption Value(CRV) Container Buy Back. Please visit the CRV information page or for buy back rates and a list of materials accepted.

Buy-Back location:

NexCycle: Located in the Safeway parking lot.
Eastern Regional Landfill


Commercial & Multifamily Recycling

Commercial Recycling Flyer

Businesses that create 4 cubic yards of waste per weeks and Multi-family residents with 5 or more units are required to recycle under the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law. The good news is that Truckee provides many convenient programs that make is easy to meet these requirements. Please visit the Commercial & Multifamily Recycling page or visit for more information.

Special Events Recycling

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The Town of Truckee organizes and assists with recycling and waste collection during special events.

2014 Special Events:

  • Tahoe Truckee Earth Day, The Village at Squaw Valley, April 19th from 11am-5pm. The Town will host a free paper shredding event from 11am-2pm. Bring any confidential or personal documents to be shredded and recycled during this free event at earth day! Limit 4 boxes per participant. Additionally, drop off all used household batteries for free recycling at several convenient locations around the event.
  • Truckee Day, June 7th at various locations throughout town. Truckee Day is a community wide event focused on cleaning up the streets 2014 marks the 11th annual Truckee day, so come out and volunteer for this fantastic event. Free BBQ for volunteers!

Questions or Comments? Please contact Solid Waste and Recycling Staff.

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Last updated: 3/13/2014 10:20:04 AM