How to get rid of Hazardous Trash North Lake Tahoe - Truckee | 2019

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 CalRE# 01473598

How to get rid of Hazardous Trash North Lake Tahoe - Truckee | 2019

Do you have old cans of paint (latex and/or oil based), stain, or varnish stored in your North Lake Tahoe – Truckee home, condo, or business that you’d like to throw away?

How about old house cleaning supplies, auto fluids like anti-freeze, oil filters, medications, or pesticides?

The other day I was looking for something and I was shocked to see how full our storage has become in our home.

We have cans of old paint that I have no idea what they were used for in our home. 

Our cabinets are loaded with old cleaning products, and old medications (prescribed and over-the-counter) items we just don't use any more.

Like many people, I've held onto the item because there is just enough in there to not toss it in the garbage.

At some point, you know you just need to purge and get rid of the left-over cleaning products.  You know you shouldn't just put the items with left-over product in the everyday trash bin, so after a while you've accumulated a dozen cleaning containers with just a small amount of product in each one.

How do you get rid of hazardous trash-waste in the North Lake Tahoe - Truckee area, and do it responsibly?  

Our local agencies are making this an easy one for you to get rid of this toxic trash and to do it the right way. 

On the third Saturday of each month the Materials Recovery Facility at 900 Cabin Creek Road (located off Highway 89 S) will take in a number of different types of toxic waste items - for FREE!   

All you have to do is call ahead at 530.583.7800 for an appointment to drop your items off. 

What will they take?

  • Paint  - Don't want to go to the dump, or be limited to the third Saturday of each month? 
    • Did you know that Mountain Hardware in Truckee will take up to 5 gallons (1 - five gallon container, or 5 one gallon containers) each day (any day they are open) from you for FREE! 

This paint is sorted and if it can be used it is donated.  Otherwise it is dumped into a huge mixer and the paint comes out a gray color that the State of California uses on their buildings and other items that need to be painted.  A cool way to recycle and get rid of old paint!

  • Cleaners
  • Auto Fluids
  • Oil Filters
  • Medications (prescribed, or over-the-counter)
  • Pesticides

Here are the details:

How to get rid of Hazardous Trash North Lake Tahoe - Truckee | 2019

  • Where:  Materials Recovery Facility | 900 Cabin Creek Road, Truckee, CA (accessed off Hwy 89 S)
  • When:  Third (3rd) Saturday of each month in 2019 | Call for an appointment 530.583-7800 to drop your items off.
    • January 19, 2019
    • February 16, 2019
    • March 16, 2019
    • April 20, 2019
    • May 18, 2019
    • June 15, 2019
    • July 20, 2019
    • August 17, 2019
    • September 21, 2019
    • October 18, 2019
    • November 16, 2019
    • December 21, 2019
  • Cost:  Free
  • Restrictions: Maximum of 15 gallons, or 125 pounds
  • Transportation Tips: 
    • Keep products in their original sealed containers if possible.
    • Label materials and sort products by type. 
    • Place leaking containers in tightly sealed, labeled plastic containers. 
    • Pack containers upright in cardboard, or plastic containers.
    • Secure in car trunk, or truck bed.

Each month you'll have the opportunity to clean out the cutter and trash that requires special care and handling in disposing of it in 2019. 

Need more reasons why you should take advantage of these FREE events this year? If you are thinking of selling, keep this in mind:

  • Sellers | North Lake Tahoe - Truckee Property Owners:  If you’re thinking of selling your Truckee – Lake Tahoe home, condo, or commercial building, you’ll need to get rid of all paint, stain, household cleaning products and other hazardous waste at your property prior to the close of escrow. 

Our local Tahoe-Truckee Area Contract Addendum contract requires the following:

  • Property Condition: In addition to any requirements specified in the Purchase Contract regarding the condition of the Property that Seller is obligated to deliver at Close of Escrow, the Parties further agree that Seller, at Seller’s expense shall remove all paint, stain, household cleaning products and other hazardous waste prior to the Close of Escrow unless otherwise agreed in writing.

This FREE hazardous waste drop-off service is available to Truckee and North Lake Tahoe residents.

How do you get rid of hazardous waste in the Truckee - North Lake Tahoe area if there isn't a free event?  Call the Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD) 530-583-7800 for their current rates.  They also take in a number of other items like appliances and mattresses for a special fee, and on some days for free.

Take advantage of this FREE event to get rid of hazardous waste items that you have in your home on the third Saturday of each month this year! 

This is a great way to be green and so something great for your home, condo, or business!

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For all of your Tahoe real estate needs –

Laura A. Allen | 530.414.1260  |
BROKER ASSOCIATE, Tahoe Real Estate Agent
CalRE# 01473598
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA CalRE#01908304

All information is deemed reliable, but is subject to change, and/or correction without notice

How to get rid of Hazardous Trash North Lake Tahoe - Truckee | 2019

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Comments (1)

Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

It's shocking how much toxic waste we accumulate, and great that communities are recognizing that and helping us safely dispose of such. Nice localism post, which I'm sure many of your clients and potential clients appreciate. Wishing sunshine your way!

Mar 12, 2019 03:48 PM