Nevada City Service Guidelines
Single-family Residential Service
All single-family residences and duplexes (two units) will be provided with the following enhanced services:
- Recyclable materials (green cart with blue lid) – Sizes available: 35-gallon, 64-gallon, or 96-gallon
- Green waste (green cart with green lid) – Sizes available: 64-gallon or 96-gallon
- Household trash(green cart with black lid) – Sizes available: 35-gallon, 64-gallon, or 96-gallon
For prices, please contact Customer Service at 866 823 6125.
Maximum Weight Limits
96-gallon carts: 250 lbs.
To avoid exceeding the weight limitation of the cart, or causing possible damage to the cart or collection vehicle, do not place rocks, concrete, bricks or dirt inside carts. Any items placed within the cart must fall out easily when the cart is being serviced. Please do not overfill or tightly pack items into the cart.
If the cart exceeds the weight limitation, the driver will attempt service and will notify the resident of the problem by leaving a Non-Collection Notice attached to the cart. However, if we are unable to empty the cart, the cart will be tagged and marked as “overweight.” It will then be the responsibility of the resident to make the correction and contact Waste Management for service.
Resident Responsibility for Cart
Each resident is responsible for the proper care and security of the trash and recycling carts. Customers will be charged to replace carts that are damaged or destroyed other than through normal usage. For cart replacements, please contact Customer Service.
Do NOT place the following materials in your carts:
- Hazardous waste (products labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, or irritant)
- Automotive batteries
- Hot ashes
- Electronic waste (electronic equipment such as computers, TVs, cell phones, microwave ovens)
- Infectious waste (including used needles)
- Dead animals (weighing more than 10 lbs.)
If these materials are found in the cart, it will be tagged with a Non-Collection Notice and will not be serviced. It will then be the responsibility of the resident to make the correction and contact Waste Management for service.
Please see the Holiday Schedule page.
Paper, Metal, Plastic & Glass
Each household is provided with 2 14 gallon recycle bins recyclable materials. There is no need to sort cans, bottles or paper; they all go in the same cart.
Acceptable Materials for Recycling:
- Mixed color paper
- White paper
- Junk mail
- Telephone books
- Paper bags
- Cereal & food boxes
- Egg cartons
- Shoe boxes
- Aluminum cans
- Steel cans
- Tin cans
- Food cans
- Empty aerosol cans
- Pie tins
- Bottles & containers (Labeled #1-7)
- Plastic milk containers
- Plastic bags
- Detergent containers
- Plastic film
- Clear, brown & green food & beverage containers (with lids removed)
Non-Acceptable Materials for Recycling
- Hazardous waste
- Yard waste
- Electronic waste
- Animal waste
- Window glass
- Food waste
- Pizza boxes
- Tissue paper
- Light bulbs
Green Waste Recycling
Place loose green waste materials in the grey green waste cart. Set cart out for collection on your regularly scheduled day. DO NOT BAG YOUR GREEN WASTE. Please make sure the lid is closed and the opening faces the street.
Acceptable Materials for Green Waste Cart:
- Green plants
- Tree limbs
- Wood chips
- Dead plants
- Garden trimmings
Non-Acceptable Materials for Green Waste Cart:
- Branches more than 5 feet in length, more than 6 inches in diameter or weighing more than 50 lbs.
- Tree stumps
- Plastic bags
- Animal waste
- Palm tree branches
- Yucca plants
- Ice plants
- Painted wood
- Treated wood
Compost your food scraps and yard trimmings to make your garden grow! For more information, click here.
Holiday Tree Recycling
January 12th, 2013
Lake Wildwood (Waste water treatment plant)
Lake of the Pines (Waste water treatment plant)
Alta Sierra (Fire Department on Tammy Way)
Please cut up Christmas Trees and place in your green waste cart. Your green waste cart will be serviced on its normally scheduled service day. If you do not have green waste service, please utilize one of the drop-off locations listed above, or below. DO NOT place your tree on the curb, they need to be placed in your green waste cart.
Trees can also be taken to the Rood Center,
950 Maidu, Nevada City, December 26th through
January 31, 2013 FREE of charge. Drop box located
near the Cement Hill entrance.
FREE Christmas tree recycling at the McCourtney
Road Transfer Station green waste area, from
December 26th through January 31, 2013.
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
Temporary Bins & Roll-Off Containers
Contact Customer Service for more information about these additional services.