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:

Drop-off anytime | Year-round
Please be sure to shut the locking lid to keep wildlife out.

Please, food scraps only! No “compostable” bags, tea bags, coffee filters, or paper products!

  1. Truckee Town Hall
    10183 Truckee Airport Rd
    Dumpster located in the rear parking lot, near the cardboard dumpster.
  2. Glenshire General Store
    10095 Dorchester Dr
    Dumpster located near front driveway.
  3. Mountain Hardware
    11320 Donner Pass Rd
    Dumpster located in rear of parking lot, near shipping and receiving ramp off Forest Ln.
  4. Community Garden Drop-Off Location

Watch this how-to video to help keep our wildlife safe & compost clean!

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