Residential Recycling and Green Waste Cart Rollout
In 2018 the Town of Truckee rolled out a new recycling and yard waste residential cart program designed to increase Truckee’s waste diversion. Since 2018, 6,279 recycling carts and 10,693 green waste carts were delivered to residents who opted-in to the programs. Check our Measurable Success- Trash and Recycling page to follow along on our town-wide waste diversion and recycling rates.
Carts were phased in by neighborhood over a three year period, with final cart deliveries taking place in spring 2020.
The use of recycling and green waste carts will prevent up to 3 million blue and green bags sent to landfill over the 10-year contract, reduce recycling contamination, and increase the amount of materials collected for recycling and defensible space.