Garbage and Recycling Pick-Up
Waste Management of Nevada County has a contract with the City to collect the garbage and recycling/yard waste for our residents and businesses. If you have questions about your garbage or recycling services call Waste Management of Nevada County (274-3090).
Waste Management pick-up days for City residents are:
- Garbage pick-up is every Tuesday
- Recycling and yard waste pick-up on alternate Tuesdays (recycling will be picked up one week and yard waste the following week).
Commercial Recycling - AB341
Mandatory Commercial Recycling was one of the measures adopted in the Assembly Bill 32 Scoping Plan by the Air Resources Board (ARB) pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act (Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006). The Mandatory Commercial Recycling Measure focuses on increased commercial waste diversion as a method to reduce GHG emissions. It is designed to achieve a reduction in GHG emissions of 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents. To achieve the measure's objective, an additional 2 to 3 million tons of materials annually will need to be recycled from the commercial sector by the year 2020 and beyond.
The regulation was adopted at CalRecycle's January 17, 2012 Monthly Public Meeting. This regulation reflects the statutory provisions of AB 341 (Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011 [Chesbro, AB 341]) and provides additional procedural clarifications. The regulation was approved by the Office of Administrative Law on May 7, 2012 and became effective immediately. On June 27, 2012 the Governor signed Senate Bill 1018 which included an amendment that requires a business that generates 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week to arrange for recycling services.
For more information on this topic visit the Cal Recycle website.
Information about which items can be recycled is included on a brochure provided by Waste Management.