Keep Truckee Green is excited to announce a new initiative to keep Truckee green and clean! You can now stop by one of 11 Truckee businesses, grab a bag, collect litter, and be rewarded for your community care.

“The Grab a Bag program makes it so anyone can host their own impromptu clean-up at any time, even while on a visit downtown.”

-Erica Mertens, Recycling Program Manager

Participating businesses include Alibi Ale Works, CA 89, Coffeebar, Cornerstone Bakery, For Goodness Sake, Full Belly Deli, Little Truckee Ice Creamery, New Moon, Pacific Crest Coffee, Tahoe Mountain Sports, and Truckee Rents.

How it works:

  1. Look for the poster hanging in a business’s window or on their bulletin board.
  2. Scan the QR code with your cell phone to fill out this one-time volunteer waiver.
  3. Ask your business for a litter pick-up bag.
  4. Pick up litter! You can focus on the area around the business, or go to any spot in or out of Town that needs some TLC.
  5. Bring your bag of litter back to the business and exchange it for a discount, reusable straw, bamboo utensil set, swag, or a freshly baked treat.

Ask your business where to put your trash and they will direct you to their dumpster or the dumpster at Truckee Town Hall.

Check out this video to see how it’s done!

By: Erin Ronald, Keep Truckee Green Intern