Businesses, schedule your complimentary waste assessment. Town of Truckee staff will come to your business to assist you in navigating new trash and recycling service changes and guarantee compliance with new state regulations.
- Recycling Carts- A recycle cart subscription is required for every Truckee business. Carts are free, included with your trash subscription. As many 64- or 96-gallon wheeled carts a business needs are available for once a week pick-up, currently every Thursday. The paper only pick-up service has ended, and businesses should place all paper along with other recyclables into mixed-recycling carts. To receive a recycle cart, call (530) 582-2496.
- Cardboard Dumpsters- Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD) provides cardboard only recycling dumpsters 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 waste101.org 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.
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