Organic waste makes up more than 30 percent of the waste California sends 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 large organic waste generators to separate food waste from landfill. Compliance can be reached through participation in TTSD’s food waste collection service or by self-hauling organic materials to a recycling processing facility. Through TTSD’s food waste service, organic materials from commercial subscribers are hauled to RT Donovan Composting Facility in Sparks, NV. TTSD services food waste carts and dumpsters up to three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

Additional Resources:

     Bilingual Informational Flyer                 Food Waste Signs: 8.5″ x 11″ and 9″ x 5″




Reach out to Town staff at to schedule a staff training or request additional resources like 5-gallon buckets. 




Container swap out: TTSD offers free container swap outs every 6 months. For an earlier container swap, rates are $61.42/cart, $73.51/dumpster.  

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