For Construction & Demolition

We know construction and demolition can create all kinds of waste, which is why we encourage you to take a boots-on-the-ground approach to recycling. Throughout your workday, please encourage your crews to pull specific items for recycling prior to visiting the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF-Eastern Regional Landfill). Then, when the dust settles, there will be a lot less going into our landfills and more diverted to other projects.

Which Items to Pull for Recycling:

  • Aluminum doors and window frames
  • Asphalt
  • Bottles and Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Clean drywall
  • Clean lumber
  • Concrete
  • Metal, copper wire and pipes
  • Masonry
  • Pallets
  • PVC

Which Items Should Not Be Pulled for Recycling:

  • Bathroom and kitchen fixtures
  • Carpet
  • Insulation
  • Painted and treated lumber
  • Roofing materials


Truckee Do-It-Yourselfers are always welcome at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF-Eastern Regional Landfill). All we ask is that you separate materials on your job site before hauling them in.

When you arrive, the volume of your materials will be weighed at the gate and a diversion percentage will be applied. There is an average 35 percent diversion rate for a mixed load. If a load is dominated by items considered waste, then the diversion rate will not apply. See “Which Items to Pull for Recycling” above for details on what is accepted or rejected for recycling.

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On-site Construction and Demolition (C&D) Collection:

Small Projects Collection: In these instances, volumes are not weighed. Instead, the weights are estimated based on the volume of container at 232 lbs. per cubic yard. Dumpsters are available in 3-yard, 4-yard and 6-yard volume sizes for mixed C&D waste only. Due to current methods of collection, dumpsters are not available for single source material type at this time. Flat rates apply, depending on container size and service rate. (If the weight is over threshold for the container’s size, an overage fee may apply.) Since these materials are processed on a sort line, it can be assumed that the average diversion rate of 35 percent will be applied.

Large Project Collection: A trash hauler will provide roll-off containers at a minimum of 20 yards for segregated material type and guaranteed diversion. For example, a contractor can order a 20-yard, roll-off container and use it solely for a particular material type i.e. site clearing debris (see list of categories above to maximize diversion opportunities). The hauler will then pick up the container on site and take it to the inert processing (or appropriate area) at the transfer station. In this case, 100% diversion rate could be applied to material load using the 232 lbs. multiplier by the roll-off volume. Any material collected in containers smaller than 20 yards is commingled and treated as mixed material. Please let the office assistant know when ordering this service, so a note of the material type that will be placed in that roll-off container can be made on the invoice and then the appropriate diversion rates will be applied. When ordering ON-SITE dumpsters and roll-offs, flat rates apply regardless of the materials collected. Rates will be charged by the size of dumpster/roll-off ordered and by the frequency of service. The dumpsters/roll-offs are not charged by actual weight. Any overage on the dumpsters/roll-offs will be subject to an additional service charge.

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