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WM offers two easy ways to discard holiday trees. Please ensure trees are free of decorations, lights, or flocking before disposal.

Curbside Collection
Trees can be placed in the green waste cart for pickup. Please cut them into three-foot sections to allow the lid to close completely.

Designated Drop-off Sites
Residents can dispose of holiday trees in bins provided by WM at the locations listed below.

December 26 - February 4, 2024
Eric Rood Administration Center
950 Maidu, Nevada City (Cement Hill entrance)
McCourtney Road Transfer Station
14741 Wolf Mountain Road, Grass Valley
Wednesday - Sunday, 8 am - 3 pm

January 14, 2024 - 9 am to 3 pm
Lake Wildwood Wastewater Treatment Plant
12622 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley
Lake of the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant
10803 Riata Way, Auburn
Alta Sierra Fire Department
11833 Tammy Way, Grass Valley

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What’s New at WM

Office is now open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Coming soon, food waste collection!


All residents, regardless of if you are a WM customer, can now dispose of up to five mattresses and/or box springs combined for free at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station!

Just bring your mattresses and or box springs to the transfer station and make sure to tell the attendant you’re dropping off only mattresses and/or box springs and you’ll be directed to the free drop off area.

Please note, if you have other items to dispose or more than five mattresses and/or box springs combined, you will be charged standard disposal rates. Make sure to only bring your mattresses and/or box springs to take advantage of this free program.

Mattresses not covered by this program include severely damaged, wet, twisted, frozen or spoiled mattresses or box springs, any mattress or box spring infested with beg bugs, mattress pads or toppers, sleeping bags, pillows, car beds, crib mattresses, air mattresses, and sofa bed mattresses.

McCourtney Road Transfer Station
14741 Wolf Mountain Rd., Grass Valley
Open: Wednesday – Sunday; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


California State Law (AB1826) requires businesses that generate more than 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste and recycling to have organics recycling. Organics recycling includes the collection of food waste and food-soiled paper. Waste Management is working to provide an organics service for businesses in Nevada County, Grass Valley and Nevada City. Click here for more information.

Please Remember to Recycle Right

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Recycling is at a crossroads in California and across the globe. A crackdown from China on what materials it will accept and how “clean” those materials must be, is causing a ripple effect throughout the industry that ends in how you sort materials in your kitchen. It is not only about the recyclability (ability to be recycled) of a specific material but also about its marketability (does it have any value).

What you think is recyclable might not be and how you handle the materials you recycle might need to change.

 We want to help ensure you recycle right. We’re rolling out new recycling rules and providing you information about what is recyclable and what is not. Please see below for more information so you can be sure to recycle right.

Recycling Rules

Here are some easy recyclable rules to remember when you’re discarding items. Please help us clean up the recycling stream! Click here to view a helpful guideline. Click here for a printable version of the recycling guide.

Why Clean the Stream?

If a load of recycling contains non-recyclables – even by just a fraction – that entire load risks not being recycled. That’s according to new guidelines being enforced by China, a major importer of recyclable materials created in the U.S. Why does it matter? Quite simply, if you’re not recycling right you could be preventing tons and tons of materials from ever seeing a second life. Learn more here.

Tools for You

Below are some helpful posters and flyers you can print out at home or the office (English and Spanish) to help remind family members and co-workers what is recyclable and what goes where. To learn more about why it is important to Recycle Right, visit

Recycling Guide Handout | Recycling Guide Poster



It’s Easy to Recycle Right

Follow these simple guidelines to avoid contamination.