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The Town of Truckee has a new special events policy that requires event organizers to submit a waste reduction plan as part of their application.
Every special event must provide two-stream waste stations with garbage and recycling. Events with over 2,000 attendees a day that serve food must also provide a composting bin at each waste station.
Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal provides waste stations for all events. Coordinate delivery and removal of waste stations by calling TTSD at (530) 583-7800.
Large events serving food must also provide waste monitors at each three-stream waste station. Waste monitors help attendees sort their waste correctly to prevent contamination. Reach out to the Recycling Division at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Learn more about the new special event policy on the Town’s website and in the Sustainable Event Toolkit.
All sorts of special events, from weddings to festivals to company meetings, can produce large amounts of trash. Sustainability can become an afterthought for busy organizers. But besides being the right thing to do for the earth, “greening” an event is usually appreciated by guests and can even boost attendance. Here are some tips for planning a sustainable event: