For Special Events

Did you know the town of Truckee has a special events policy that requires event organizers to submit a waste-reduction plan as part of their application? So, if you’re planning an athletic event, a fun festival or some other large gathering, please be prepared.

Special Events

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.

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 to learn more.

Learn more about the new special event policy on the town’s website and in the Sustainable Event Toolkit. Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal provides waste stations for all events. You can coordinate the delivery and removal of waste stations for your event by calling TTSD at 530- 583-7800.


Ready to cater a large gathering? Create a special ambiance for your event by renting Keep Truckee Green’s reusable dishware, which includes up to 120 sets of plates, cups, bowls, and utensils. Contact to reserve our dishware for your guests.

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