Never dump refrigerators or dispose of them on the sidewalk. Refrigerators contain fluorinated gases that have a potent greenhouse effect. Managing leaks and disposing of these appliances properly can avoid excess emissions from landfills.

Special Directions

Refrigerators are not allowed to be disposed of at the curbside. Use one of the options below to dispose of your refrigerator.

Bulky Item Collection:
Each Truckee resident can schedule up to two bulky item curbside collections for FREE each year. (Please note that multi-family residents receive one bulky item pick-up for free per year.) Each pickup includes up to one bulky item (couch, mattress, etc.) AND up to 3-cubic yards of recyclables, electronic waste, and universal waste. Additional pickups are available for a fee. Individual items cannot exceed 200 lbs.

**Please note that most double-doored refrigerators exceed 200 lbs and are not eligible for a free bulky-item pick-up. All refrigerators must also be emptied of freon and a receipt/certificate of freon removal must be provided; or a freon fee will be charged with pick-up.

Call TTSD at (530) 583-7800 to schedule your pickup.

Landfill Drop-Off:
Please drop-off large appliances at the Eastern Regional Landfill. Appliance disposal costs apply on a per-item basis.

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