Single-Use Bottle Reduction

Single-use beverage bottles make up a large percentage of waste and litter, creating an environmental threat to our region. The Town of Truckee is considering a ban on the sale of some types of single-use bottled beverages.

 A single-use bottle ban would likely apply to smaller volume containers (e.g., less than one gallon) and could apply only to plastic bottles or include additional types of single-use packaging. The ban could also only apply to flat, unflavored water or include additional bottled beverages in single-use packaging (e.g., carbonated water, juice, soda, tea, etc.).

Community Survey

A community survey is open until February 19. Share your feedback: TAKE THE SURVEY!

Community Workshop

Join us for a community workshop on Wednesday, February 8 to learn more about the process and provide your feedback!

Stakeholder Committee

A group of stakeholders has been convened to discuss a potential single-use beverage reduction policy in Truckee. Stakeholders include representatives from local businesses, special events, medical operations, emergency operations, and equity & inclusion. Members will meet twice to provide feedback on how a ban would impact their sector of operations and develop policy recommendations.

All community & stakeholder feedback will be brought to Town Council this spring.

Next Steps

Staff collected community input on potential single-use bottle policies through a community workshop, a community survey (for residents, businesses, and visitors), and two meetings of a stakeholder working group. Based on this input, staff will develop a policy recommendation to be presented at a Town Council meeting this spring (meeting date TBD, but will be updated on this page). The staff report will include a summary of input received through all of these channels, a summary of staff research on policies and approaches in other jurisdictions, and staff recommendations based on these inputs. The Town Council meeting will provide another opportunity for public comment on the policy recommendations. The staff report, meeting details, and instructions for providing public comment will be posted here the Thursday before the Council meeting.

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