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Why is the Town of Truckee moving to recycling and yard waste carts?
Every plastic bag that is used will be in the environment for over 100 years. These programs will eliminate the need for recycling and yard waste plastic bags, and bring the Town into compliance with new state regulations related to waste and recycling.
Consistent with our Town’s sustainability goals, these new services will:
When will Truckee businesses have to start using carts?
Businesses will receive recycling carts during the last week in July 2018, with pick-up beginning in August 2018. Commercial food scraps carts will begin service January 1, 2019 to coincide with state regulations.
The use of the new containerized commercial food scraps, mixed recyclables, and mixed waste carts will provide more efficient collection and improved recycling of all waste products generated by local businesses and will ensure local businesses are in compliance with new California state regulations mandating commercial recycling and organic recycling.
Can a business continue to use blue bags for recycling?
No, however businesses will receive free recyclables carts for materials that have previously been put into blue bags for recycling.
Is it required that all businesses have food waste carts, or restaurants only?
According to new state regulations, any business that generates four cubic yards of total waste per week will be required to have food waste service. To determine what services will be required of your business, please visit https://live.vcita.com/site/townoftruckee or call (530) 582-2496 to schedule a complimentary waste assessment and to discuss options.
How often will the carts be serviced?
Commercial customers will receive wildlife-resistant food waste carts that will be serviced up to three times perweek. Commercial trash bins 3+ yards will be serviced up to five times per week.
What if my business has space constraints? Where will we store the carts?
Please visit https://live.vcita.com/site/townoftruckee or call (530) 582-2496 to schedule a complimentary waste assessment and to discuss options.
How can my business save money on waste and recycling services?
Business owners can save money on their waste and recycling services by meeting with the Town of Truckee’s recycling team to “right size” their waste hauling and recycling services. To schedule a complimentary waste assessment, please visit https://live.vcita.com/site/townoftruckee or call (530) 582-2496.
Where can I learn more?
Click here to view recent press releases, the Staff Report or presentation from the July 25, 2017 Town Council Meeting, or the Staff Report from the December 12, 2017 Town Council Meeting.
If you have additional questions about the new waste and recycling programs, please call the Recycling Hotline at (530) 582-2928.