Town Hall

graphic showing what goes in your food waste container

The compost materials you drop off will be utilized at regional compost facilities. Keeping food scraps out of your garbage helps prevent potent greenhouse gases from being released when food breaks down in the landfill.

Download a compost guide.

What Can Be Composted?

Food scraps ONLY!

  • Fruits/veggies
  • Flowers
  • Eggshells
  • Meat
  • Bones
  • Avocado pits
  • Coffee grounds—no filters

Keep Out of Our Compost:

  • Bags
  • Paper products
  • “Compostable” plastics
  • Cardboard
  • Pet feces/kitty litter
  • Plastic or compostable cutlery, bags or containers
  • Tea bags/coffee filters
  • Tissues/paper towels
  • Shredded newspaper

Drop-off Locations:

three black carts with green lids
  • Truckee Town Hall
    Drop-off anytime | Year-round
    10183 Truckee Airport Rd
    Carts are located in the rear parking lot, near the cardboard dumpster. Please be sure to shut the locking lid to keep wildlife out.

Community Garden/Farmers Market

Drop off your compost May-October at the Community Garden or Farmers Market. Materials dropped off at the farmers market will be used in the demonstration garden. This budding partnership between Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Keep Truckee Green produces compost to grow organic produce for community members in need.

What Can Be Composted?

  • Fruits/veggies
  • Flowers
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Leaves
  • Sawdust from untreated wood

Keep Out of Our Compost:

  • Anything sprayed with pesticides or herbicides
  • Bread/bones/dairy/fats/leftovers/meat/seafood
  • Cardboard
  • Pet feces/kitty litter
  • Plastic or compostable cutlery, bags or containers
  • Tea bags/coffee filters
  • Tissues/paper towels
  • Shredded newspaper
  • Weeds

Drop-off Locations:

Location of Slow Food Lake Tahoe's Food Bank Garden in the Truckee River Regional Park

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