California's AB 341 and The Town of Truckee's Municipal Code Section 6.01.060 require Mandatory Commercial Recycling. Businesses (public and private) and multi-family housing of five or more units are required to separate recyclable materials from garbage. Recycling cart service is available with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD) starting August 1, 2018. Please contact Town Recycling Staff if your business or multi-family complex has yet to subscribe to this service.
Although the Eastern Regional Landfill Materials Recovery Facility provides significant recycling benefit to business by sorting commercial recyclable materials out of the waste stream, businesses are required to participate in source-separated recycling services to prevent contamination and increase recycling recovery rates.
Commercial Organics Recycling
Organic waste makes up more than 30 percent of California's waste sent to landfills and contributes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. California's AB 1826 and The Town of Truckee's Municipal Code Section 6.01.070 require Mandatory Commercial Organic Waste Recycling. Organic waste from large organic waste generators must be separated from garbage and diverted from landfill. TTSD's food waste collection service is available February 1, 2019. Through this service, organic materials from commercial subscribers will be hauled to be composted at RT Donovan Composting Facility in Sparks, NV. Covered businesses must subscribe to this service or certify they are self-hauling their organic waste to be recycled or reused elsewhere. Please contact Town Recycling Staff to ensure your business is in compliance with these new regulations.
Organic waste includes:
- food waste
- green waste and landscaping waste
For questions contact Town of Truckee Commercial Recycling Outreach Specialist at 530-582-2496 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Mandatory Commercial & Multifamily Solid Waste laws and your responsibility as a business owner, visit CalRecycle.