Special Town-Sponsored Events
Hazardous and Universal Waste is illegal to dispose of in normal trash. Please utilize the free residential drop-off events; appointment required from the Eastern Regional Landfill. Universal waste does not require an appointment. Click here for details and dates.
Request Recycling for your Special Event
Request the whole recycling trailer (with ~25 recycling containers) or just a few containers. Free for your event. Drop-off and pick-up is available.
The Town purchased a small trailer and recycling containers to assist event organizers in Special Events Recycling within the Town of Truckee. The trailer and/or the containers are available to the public and event organizers for FREE in order to capture recyclables generated at various special events. The trailer is stacked with “Extreme” recycling containers which feature a collapsible stand with a plastic lid, and blue bags.
Activities at venue and events can generate a significant amount of waste in a short period of time. Results released in 2006 of a study of 25 different venues and events in California indicated that on average 2.44 pounds of waste is generated per visitor, per day. Addressing this issue Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 2176 (Montanez, Chapter 879, Statutes of 2004) into law targeting mandatory planning for reduction of waste generated at venues and events. The law requires the largest venue facilities and events (as defined) in each city and county to plan for solid waste reduction and upon request, report information regarding their waste reduction efforts to their local jurisdiction.
You have questions about your special events go to The California Integrated Waste Management Board website and make sure your event is with in the law.
Contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Division about your event.
Nichole Dorr, Recycling Coordinator
10183 Truckee Airport Road ~ Truckee, CA 96161
Last updated: 7/31/2013 12:06:53 PM