Income tax preparation assistance available |

Income tax preparation assistance available

The Nevada County Department of Child Support Services is preparing for the fourth consecutive year to prepare income tax returns for low income individuals and families in our community. This year brings a new collaboration with the American Association of Retired Persons, Nevada County 211 and Nevada County Department of Social Services. Appointments can be made Mondays with AARP and Tuesday through Friday at either the Eric Rood Administration Building or the new Brighton Greens Resource Center when it opens in March.

New to this tax season is the California Earned Income Tax Credit. To qualify for this credit, the maximum income limit is $13,870 with a maximum credit of $2,653. The updated 2015 Federal EITC maximum income limit is $53,267 with a maximum credit of $6,242. The department opened for tax preparation on Monday. For more information, or to make an appointment, call Nevada County Dial 211 or 530-265-7097.

Waste Management to relocate recycle buy back from Loma Rica

Waste Management has relocated recycling buy back center from its Recycle Works location on Loma Rica Drive, Grass Valley, to other buyback facilities.

While the Recycle Works buy back center is no longer open to the public, the facility continues to handle residential and commercial material collected by Waste Management. Recycle Works employees are not affected by the closure of the buyback center.

Waste Management has also added a site for bulk cardboard and other recyclables to help meet the community’s needs. The new site is located at 13083 Grass Valley Ave., Grass Valley (near the existing Recycle Works site) and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, the following sites are also available for bulk cardboard and other recyclables: NexCycle at SPD Market and the North San Juan Transfer Station, McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Residents and customers may redeem recyclables by taking them to any of the local buy back centers listed here.

For additional recycling buy back and commingled recycling drop off information, customers may contact Waste Management at 530-274-3090.

Habitat for Humanity

​Nevada County Habitat for Humanity is holding application information sessions for all community members interested in owning an affordable home. Come learn more about how Habitat for Humanity homeownership works, qualification criteria and the application process. Applicants must attend one of the information sessions offered: Saturday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. or Wednesday Feb. 3 at 7 p.m., both held at Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church Street, Grass Valley. Call 530-274-1951 or email to sign up. More information is available at

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