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

Email signup

If you would like to stay up-to-date on Truckee's sustainability efforts or sign up for trash and recycling pick up day reminders, submit your info here!