Waste Management and Nevada County have announced the launch of the area's first two-cart waste and single-stream recycling program for western Nevada County Waste Management customers.
This new program will replace the current waste and recycling program consisting of a nonrolling waste cart and recycling curbits.
Upon initiation of the program, customers will be provided a black-lidded rolling cart for waste and a 96-gallon blue-lidded rolling cart for single-stream recycling. Waste will continue to be collected weekly, and recycling will be collected bi-weekly.
The size of the carts delivered will be specific to each residents' current disposal service. The waste and recycling program is designed to be more convenient, effective and environmentally friendly. Residents enrolled in the green waste program will continue to use their existing green waste cart for this material stream.
"Waste Management is the industry leader in recycling programs, and we look forward to working with our Nevada County customers to divert even more material from entering local landfills," said Tisha Gill, sustainability coordinator for Waste Management of Nevada County. "This new and improved program will allow for increased recycling and a decrease in waste being sent to the landfill."
The carts will be delivered beginning the week of June 25, and the program will be in full effect the week of Aug. 6. However, residents can begin using their carts as soon as they are delivered. Welcome letters were mailed to all residents this week, outlining the details of the program.
"We are very excited about the new curbside program," said Bob Elder, solid waste program manager for Nevada County. "This is the first step toward Waste Management's mandate to achieve 75 percent waste diversion for Nevada County. Their new fleet of clean energy vehicles on our streets will be a great improvement as well.
"Waste Management has done a great job serving our community, and we look forward to their continued and expanded service for Nevada County."
Waste Management and its 50 Nevada County employees provide waste and recycling services to more than 20,000 residential and commercial customers in Grass Valley, Nevada City and western Nevada County.