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As of July 1, 2012, state law (Mandatory Commercial Recycling law, Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011 Chesbro AB 341) requires all businesses, public and private entities, that generate four or more cubic yards of waste weekly and multi-family housing of five or more units to recycle. Under this new law, the affected businesses are obligated to show a good faith effort towards complying with the law’s provision. Recycling may provide opportunities for business to save money. Recycling helps conserve resources and extends the life of California’s landfills. It also helps create a healthy environment for our community and future generations.

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 encouraged to participate in additional recycling services.

For more information on the Mandatory Commercial Recycling law and your responsibilities as a business owner, visit CalRecycle.

How to Get Started

• Make sure to arrange for recycling services.
• Educate employees.

• Separate recyclable items from trash inside the business.

Note: Any business or individual may donate, sell and/or otherwise arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials.

Cardboard Dumpsters – Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD), the local waste hauler, provides cardboard only recycling dumpsters at discounted rates. These dumpsters are available in 3, 4 or 6 yards with scheduled service of 1 or 2 x per week.

Paper Pick-up – TTSD provides customers in-office paper recycling service. For a onetime fee of $20 TTSD will deliver paper only collection containers to your location. TTSD will them provide ongoing weekly paper collection service for no additional charge.

For Plastic, Glass Bottles, Jars, Metal and Aluminum Cans check with local private recycling service providers or utilize blue recycling bags that are placed out with the trash for collection by Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal.

Waste Assessments
Free site visits from TTSD staff are available upon request. Site visits may help you determine ways to improve your recycling. To request a site visit, call:

o Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal at (530) 583-0148

Keep the Sierra Green Business Recognition Program
Stand out from your competitors. Get recognized for your sustainable practices in resource conservation by becoming a Keep the Sierra Green business partner. Businesses must complete an application and meet the criteria – both mandatory and voluntary – to become a partner. KSG then publicly recognizes business partners with the intention of honoring their commitment to sustainability while promoting the green business within the region. KSG is a regional program sponsored by: The town of Truckee, Incline Village General Improvement District, Nevada County – Waste Management, Placer County. Sierra Green Business Association, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Northlake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce. Visit the website at or find KSG on Facebook.

Hazardous Waste Disposal for Businesses
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. 

Eastern Regional Landfill
Material Recover Facility & Buy Back Center
900 Cabin Creek Road off HWY 89 south
Monday – Saturday 8AM -4PM

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