Litter Mitigation

ten collected disposable face masks laying on pavement in front of two filled garbage bags

The Town of Truckee is addressing litter in many of ways, including:

  1. Providing convenient and accessible disposal options
  2. Consistent & ongoing clean-up efforts
  3. Landscaping, beautification and ongoing maintenance to set community standards
  4. Utilizing awareness and motivational campaigns

Litter efforts are not isolated to one particular department or division or even to just the Town staff. Efforts are being made across several Town departments, including Public Works, Solid Waste and Recycling, Engineering and Economic Development, to abate litter in Truckee. Additionally, many community level efforts typify the Truckee Way; from the annual and longstanding Truckee Day, to the monthly Truckee Litter Corps clean-ups, and the many dedicated community individuals who are picking up trash in their daily lives.

View a complete list of the Town’s litter mitigation efforts in a storymap here.

Sustainability Benefit

Removing litter from our natural environment prevents trash from entering our waterways and wildlife’s stomachs.

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!