Recycling Service Calendar

On your regular trash collection day, TTSD will also pick up either your blue recycling or green waste cart, depending on the alternating schedule.

You can still recycle weekly using blue bags – always placed next to your trash can.

I didn’t get a cart, can I still get one?

YES! Call TTSD to order a cart at (530) 583-7800. Delivery fees apply. Free pickup events usually occur in spring and summer.

Never miss a cart pickup:

Set up collection day email reminders.

Download a printable 2024-2025 Calendar (May 2024-April 2025)

calendar for May 2024-APril 2025 with alternating green and blue weeks for recycle and yard waste cart collection

What is Recyclable?

We encourage you to recycle as much of your waste as possible. But you’ll need to read the labels or containers to be certain your products come in recyclable packaging. If it is recyclable, always make sure your item is empty and dry before placing it in your blue cart or blue bag. Recycling carts are available to all Truckee neighborhoods.

Here’s what CAN be recycled:

  • Plastics #1 & 2
  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Cardboard

Clean and empty materials only. That means no liquid or food residue in your containers. Place materials directly into your cart – no plastic bags in your cart!

Recycling Guide

Here’s what must be trashed:

  • Plastics #3-7 (including plastic bags, film plastic)
  • Soft plastics (plastic bags)
  • Food-soiled paper & cardboard (dirty napkins and pizza boxes)
  • Wax-lined paper & cardboard (coffee cups, almond milk containers, drink cups)
  • Foil-lined wrappers
  • Styrofoam

Didn’t get a lid sticker on your cart? Contact us to pick one up from Town Hall or have it mailed to your property.

Call: (530) 582-2496

How Do I Use My Cart?

When is my cart serviced?

Carts are serviced every-other-week on your regular trash day. Please have carts out by 6 am. Never miss a pick-up: download a calendar or sign up for weekly e-mail reminders.

Where do I place my cart?

Carts should be wheeled to the street, 3 feet apart from other objects, with handles facing away from the street center:

How do I make sure my recyclables get collected?

  1. Do not place blue bags in your cart.
  2. Scrape out food and pour out liquids from all recyclable containers and put them straight into the cart.
  3. Place your cart curbside by 6:00 a.m. on your service day, every other week. The cart must be three feet away from other objects with the wheels facing your house.
  4. After service, remove the cart from the street. Carts cannot be left in the town’s right-of-way.

Are you unable to roll back your cart after each service?

TTSD will roll your cart in and out on your service day with a paid subscription. Contact TTSD directly to set up by calling 530-583-7800.

Can I still use blue bags?

YES! Blue bags are still accepted. Note however that blue bags are not accepted inside your cart. Please place blue bags next to your trash can and recycling cart.

How Do I Use Blue Bags?

bear shed with trash can and blue bags inside and bear shed with door properly shut

While we encourage residents to use recycling carts to reduce waste from single-use blue bags, we recognize they don’t work for every household. That’s why we still accept blue bags for free as an alternative to recycling carts, or as an additional option for when you might have more recycling than will fit in your recycling cart.

When are blue bags serviced?

Blue bags are collected weekly with your trash service. They are collected in the same vehicle as household trash, not with the blue recycle carts, so be sure your bags are securely tied to keep your recyclables separate from trash.

Where do I put my blue bags?

Whether you place your trash in a bear shed or curbside, blue bags should always be placed next to your trash can. Blue bags do not belong inside recycling carts or trash cans. Please do not use a separate trash can for your blue bags. Any items in a trash can will be charged as trash, not recycling, and you may receive a trash overage charge.

All recyclables, including cardboard, must fit inside your blue bag to be collected for free.

Where do I get blue bags?

Blue bags can be purchased at: Tahoe Supply Company, Mountain Hardware, Tahoe Donner HOA Member Services, The Office Boss (Safeway and Airport Locations), New Moon Natural Foods

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!