Yard Waste Carts

Three green lidded yard waste containers in front of garden

SB 1383: Organic Waste Recycling

You might’ve heard about a new organic waste recycling law in California, called SB 1383. Under this law, yard waste materials must all be recycled through a yard waste collection service. Yard scraps should not be placed in your trash. Please note that in Truckee, we cannot collect FOOD WASTE in yard waste carts. Please only place yard trimmings (pine cones, pine needles, branches, grass clippings) in your green cart – NO FOOD SCRAPS! Food scraps can be dropped off at a compost drop-off dumpster, or should otherwise be placed in the trash. Learn more about SB 1383 and what it means for Truckee.

Yard Waste Service Calendar

Yard waste carts will be serviced from the beginning of May through the end of November, every other week, weather pending. 2022 service will begin the week of May 2-6.

Download a printable 2022-2023 Service Calendar

Or sign-up to receive weekly e-mail reminders

Need Another Yard Waste Cart?

We know there can be a lot of yard waste to pick up, so you may have up to three yard waste carts for your household. Contact TTSD at 530-583-7800 to order your green cart(s). Delivery fees apply or free pick up option may be available. Pick-up dates are scheduled for:

  • Friday, April 29 
  • Truckee Day, Saturday, June 4
  • Friday, June 24
  • Friday, August 19

Green bag service ended in June 2018.

How do I use my cart?

  1. Place yard trimmings (pine cones, pine needles, branches, grass clippings) directly into your yard waste cart. NO FOOD WASTE! NO BAGS!
  2. Place your cart on the edge of the street no later than 6 am on your service day. Carts should be 3 ft away from other carts or other objects, with the cart handle facing away from the street center. Lids must be completely closed.
  3. After service, remove carts 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.

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!