Solid Waste

The Solid Waste Division of Public Works Department oversees garbage disposal, recycling services and transfer station operations throughout Nevada County. The Division also oversees maintenance of the closed landfills.

Diversion Rate - 53%

Expect Delays at McCourtney Road Transfer Station

Construction at Public Tipping Floor Limits Access

Grass Valley, Calif. – April 26, 2019 – Access to the public trash drop off area at the McCourtney Road Transfer station will be limited for at least two more weeks as crews continue with the scheduled repairs to the Public Receiving Area (PRA).

Customers should except delays and are urged to plan ahead by checking the McCourtney Road Transfer Station Traffic Camera to see a real-time view of lines at the entry gate.

The repair work is scheduled to be completed May 10.

McCourtney Transfer Station Traffic Camera

Please keep in mind that the transfer station is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  The busiest traffic days at the transfer station are typically Wednesdays and Sundays. This webcam refreshes every 5 minutes - refresh the page for the most up-to-date picture. 

Recycling Facilities Map (PNG)

Recycling Facilities Map

Use our Recycling Facilities interactive map to find out where the different recycling facilities are located throughout Nevada County.
Waste Management

Waste Management

Waste Management operates the McCourtney Road Transfer Station, North San Juan and Town of Washington rural transfer stations and recycling programs in Nevada County.
Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD) serves Eastern Nevada County with trash and recycling services for both residential and commercial customers.
Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission

Solid & Hazardous Waste Commission

The Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission assists the County in the management of solid and hazardous waste and recycling programs.
Garbage Collection Services in Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Truckee

Garbage Collection Services in Nevada City, Grass Valley & Truckee

If you live in one of Nevada County's incorporated cities, you can find information about your garbage collection services.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions about Solid Waste services, illegal dumping, and more.


California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery helps bring together the state's recycling and waste management programs.