Hazardous Materials (Hazmat)

Hazardous wastes, including universal- and e-waste, are products that contain components or chemicals considered hazardous to the environment and animal life (including humans) and are thus prohibited from entering the general waste stream. If carelessly discarded, such items may contaminate our air, water, wildlife and land. Additionally, placing hazardous waste in the trash poses a risk to the waste handler. So alternatives are made available for customers to divert such products from landfills and waste processing facilities. To make an appointment, call 530-583-7800.

Universal waste (including e-waste) can be dropped off during normal business hours. On selected dates and with an appointment, residential customers of TTSD can self-haul their household hazardous waste, or HHW, to the HHW processing facility located at the MRF. All customers must make an appointment to participate in the hazardous waste event so that we can assign personnel to meet customer demand safely and quickly. The program is free to qualifying residents (with certain restrictions on material types, weights, and volumes).

 

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All customers may self haul household batteries and deposit them for free in designated containers at the following locations:

ERL Transfer Station 900 Cabin Creek Road, Truckee
Truckee Town Hall 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee
Glenshire Clubhouse 15726 Glenshire Drive, Truckee
Mountain Hardware 11320 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
Tahoe Truckee Lumber 10242 Church Street, Truckee
Swigard’s Hardware 200 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City
Kings Beach Hardware 200 Secline Street, Kings Beach

Residents may also place household batteries curbside for collection on their service day. For easy identification, batteries must be contained in a ziplock bag, and placed on top of the garbage can lid.

Department of Transportation’s safe-hauling restrictions

• Customers are restricted to 15 gallons or 125 pounds per visit
• Containers must be securely sealed
• Use boxes or crates to secure wastes during transport
• Never combine wastes
• Always leave labels for identification

Accepted Items (include but not limited to):

• Paint
• Contaminated motor oil
• Contaminated gasoline
• Brake fluid
• Solvents
• Automotive Chemicals
• Insecticides
• Herbicides
• Poisons
• Drain opener
• Oven cleaner
• Rug Cleaner
• Ammonia
• Chlorine bleach
• Disinfectants
• Pool and Spa chemicals
• Furniture polish
• Rubber cement
• Silver polish
• Tub/tile Cleaner
• Toilet Cleaner
• Pharmaceuticals
• Syringes in rigid plastic containers

Items NOT Accepted Include:

• Explosives/ammunition
• Asbestos
• Radioactive materials.
• Gas cylinders.
• Biohazards

 

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Commercial Customers

Please note small quantity exempt generators of commercial hazardous waste are not allowed to participate in the residential events, but may make an appointment to self-haul hazmat materials for the Fridays preceding the residential event dates. Prices for commercial customers are available upon request.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

On selected dates and with an appointment, residential customers of TTSD can self-haul their household hazardous waste, or HHW, to the HHW processing facility located at the MRF. All customers must make an appointment to participate in the hazardous waste event so that we can assign personnel to meet customer demand safely and quickly. The program is free to qualifying residents (with certain restrictions).