Reduce. Reuse. Recycle as a Last Resort.
Truckee generates above average disposable waste. Together, we generate over 11,566 tons of landfill items each year. That’s almost 3.9 pounds per person, per day.
Ditch the paper cup. Skip the straw. Lose the lid. If you bring your own reusable cup to local cafes you’ll save $0.10-$0.20 on your favorite cup of joe. Disposable, single-use paper cups are not created equal. Many are impregnated with plastic, can last up to 1,000 years underground and are not recyclable. In Truckee we could eliminate up to 65,000 single-use coffee cups every day in peak season!