Each resident is allotted one 32-gallon can of trash per week. There is no can averaging. Trash is collected in a customer-provided can by Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal. Learn about recycling carts and green waste carts.

Scheduled Overages

Avoid a trash overage charge, schedule a free overage! Up to 4 times per year, 3 extra cans or bags of additional waste can be picked up for FREE on your regular collection day. Max 51 lbs each can or bag. Customers must schedule the overage in advance via the online customer portal under “MY ACCOUNT” at waste101.com.

What is a trash overage charge?

A trash overage charge may be received from TTSD if:

  • Materials (trash or blue bags) exceed the height of your trash can
  • An extra can is used — even for blue bags! To avoid overage charges, place blue bags NEXT TO your can, not inside.
  • Cardboard or additional trash is left outside a can. To avoid overage charges, place cardboard in a blue cart or securely fastened blue bags.
  • Non-recyclables are placed in a blue bag for recycling. View a full list of acceptable recyclables. 

Recyclables are collected for free in a blue cart or blue bag. Place blue bags NEXT TO your trash can, not inside. Blue bags must be tightly secured. Or, sign up for a free recycling cart by calling TTSD at (530) 583-7800.

If you share a bear box or have a shared driveway, label your trash can and bear box with your address number so that trash can be properly attributed to each household. Learn more at waste101.com or contact TTSD at (530) 583-7800.


Bulky Item Pickups

Residents receive two free bulky item pickups each year. (Multi-family residents of 5+ units receive one bulky item pickup per year.) Bulky items include household furniture and e-waste but must be under 200 lbs per item. See specific information for refrigerators here. To schedule a pickup, call TTSD at (530) 583-7800.