The infamous blue bags, are nearing an end in the near future for Truckee residents. Yes!! Truckee Residents will have the opportunity to opt-in for containerized recycling and yard waste services over the next 3 years. The Town approved a new solid waste and recycling franchise. After extensive community engagement and negotiations between the Town of Truckee and Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal a franchise agreement was unanimously approved. Here are the details from the Town…
“All Truckee residents will receive a 64-gallon wheeled blue cart for recyclables and a 96-gallon green wheeled cart for yard waste. Recycling and yard waste carts will be serviced curb-side on alternating weeks. Residents have the ability to opt out of either of these programs and use alternative service options built into the new agreement. For recyclables, residents can continue to use blue bags which will be picked up weekly with their mixed waste. There will also be two locations for recycling drop-off during the summer months. Green bags will not be picked up after June 30, 2018. If residents do not want to use green carts, they may rent a 6-yard dumpster for a week from the expanded dumpster rental services through TTSD. Residents may also drop up to 6 yards of yard waste at Eastern Regional Landfill (ERL) each year or have a friend or contractor drop-off yard waste on their behalf.
Other notable service changes include two free pickups of large, bulky items per year and four overage pickups per year where customers can put out up to 96-gallons of mixed waste including yard waste with advanced notice to TTSD. A new online customer tool will be available to provide customers regular access to their account information and a unique customer code required for yard waste drop-offs at ERL.
The service changes will roll out over the coming three years. All Truckee residents will receive yard waste containers in June 2018 to begin use on July 1. Residents can choose to receive up to three 96-gallon containers or opt out of the program entirely. Glenshire residents will receive recyclables carts in September and begin with the new recycling services starting October 1, 2018. The remaining Truckee neighborhoods excluding Tahoe-Donner will start using blue carts in 2019. Tahoe Donner residents will begin with the new recycling services in 2020. All residents will continue to use their current trash cans for mixed waste.”
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