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Business Services

Contact Town of Truckee Recycling Staff to schedule a complimentary waste assessment to find cost saving opportunities, determine new recycling or food waste services, and ensure compliance with new state regulations.
Commercial Recycling Outreach Specialist: 530-582-2496 or

  • Recycling Carts- Businesses are required to separate recyclables from trash. Recycling carts are free and serviced once a week every Thursday morning. The paper-only collection service has ended, and businesses should place all paper with other recyclables into new mixed-recycling carts. See more about Mandatory Commercial Recycling. 

  • Food Waste Collection- Businesses that generate 4-cubic yards of trash AND produce 100 gallons of organic waste each week must separate their organic waste from trash. Wildlife-resistant food waste carts and dumpsters are available through Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal. See more about Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling. 
  • Cardboard Dumpsters-  Cardboard-only recycling dumpsters are available at discounted rates. These dumpsters are available in 3, 4 or 6 yards with scheduled service up to 3x per week.

Commercial customers may also self-haul their cardboard to one of the three following locations:  

  • The Eastern Regional Landfill Hwy 89 South and Cabin Creek Road. The landfill is open Monday – Saturday from 8:00AM-4:00PM.
  • Truckee Town Hall - 10183 Truckee Airport Rd
  • Nevada Co. Sheriff Station - 10879 Donner Pass Rd 

Cardboard is also accepted in blue recycling carts.

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal- Businesses generating less than 220 pounds or 27 gallons of hazardous waste per month are eligible to use the Hazardous Waste Disposal program provided at the Eastern Regional Landfill. 
    The estimated fee for disposal is based on your inventory. Drop-off is by appointment only. For additional information, call 530-583-0148. Please visit for a complete list of materials accepted. 
  • Waste Assessments- The Town provides the following free assistance to businesses upon request:
    • Conduct a waste assessment and make recommendations on opportunities to reduce waste and recycle.
    • Provide free containers as funds permit.
    • Assist the business with establishing new services with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (i.e., setting up recycling, requesting a cardboard only dumpster, etc.).
    • Provide education on how to participate within programs to staff.
    • To make an appointment, please contact Recycling Staff
    • Free site visits from TTSD staff are also available upon request. Site visits may help you determine ways to improve your recycling. To request a site visit, call: Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at (530) 583-0148



For information on how your business can reduce its waste visit our Business Waste Reduction page.

EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership serves as a resource center for all organizations looking to expand their work in the area of greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and management. 

The EPA Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator is designed as a simplified calculation tool to help small business and low emitter organizations estimate and inventory their annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The calculator will determine the direct and indirect emissions from all sources at a company when activity data are entered into the various sections of the workbook for one annual period.

Sustainable materials management is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire lifecycles. It represents a change in how our society thinks about the use of natural resources and environmental protection. By looking at a product's entire lifecycle we can find new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources, and reduce costs.