Blue Bag Program

The Blue Bag program is a voluntary and simple recycling program available to Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal customers. Residents may place all dry, clean recyclable materials in a special blue plastic bag. The bag should then be placed beside your garbage can on your normal garbage service day. The recyclables in the Blue Bag will then be collected and processed at the Materials Recovery Facility located at the Eastern Regional Landfill/Transfer Station Facility (the MRF) on Cabin Creek Road in Truckee. As a reminder, the MRF sorts all materials for applicable recyclables – for more information please visit One Big Bin.

Where to Get the Blue Bags

Look for Blue Bags found locally at grocery and hardware stores (we recommend bags of 2 mil. thickness or greater). To qualify for the program, bags must be blue and sealed. Sealing is important to prevent the recyclable material from mixing with regular garbage during transport to our facility. If the contents of the bag do not qualify as recyclable material, the bag will be counted as regular garbage. Optionally, customers may take items of large size or quantity, such as cardboard, to local community recycling containers or the Material Recovery Facility.


Magazines, Newspaper, Plastics 1-2, Glass Containers, Aluminum Cans, Bi-Metal and Steel Cans, Clean Aluminum Foil, Clean Cardboard


Contaminated Products, Styrofoam, Plastic Grocery Bags, Ceramics, Wax or Plastic Coated Cartons, Rx Bottles, Windows, Drinking Glasses, Pyrex, Crystal, Light Bulbs, Mirrors, Dishes