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Published on: 6/21/2012 9:10 AM

Thank you for taking the time to read this important message from Waste Management and Nevada County.  As you may know, effective July 1, 2012, Waste Management will be taking over operations at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station (Transfer Station).  While all of the services remain in place, some of the rates will be increased to support regulatory mandates and increased operating costs associated with environmental issues outside of the County and Waste Management’s control.
First, Green Waste rates at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station will increase to $9.25 per cubic yard, with a $10.75 minimum charge per vehicle. New regulatory mandates regarding the handling of Green Waste have caused operational costs at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station to increase.  These mandates include added expense for third party grinding off-site, and regulations surrounding the management of material potentially infested by the European Grape Vine Moth. 
In an effort to help our customers avoid this increased cost, Waste Management has worked with Nevada County to provide a residential Green Waste solution at the curbside.  For a minimal monthly fee, Nevada County customers now have the option of a bi-weekly curbside collection for Green Waste in a 96-gallon cart.  This service will allow customers the convenience of disposing their Green Waste directly from their curb.  For more information on this service, or to sign up, please call (530) 274-3090.  
Secondly, there will be an increase to White Goods (WG) disposal and recycling.  Effective July 1, 2012 all refrigerated WG will be $30.00, and all other WG will be $25.00. In January 2006 new legislation (AB 2277) took effect controlling the recycling of discarded major appliances, requiring additional staff and training related to the removal of used oils, Mercury Switches, compactors and temperature control devices. 
Lastly, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) operation will ramp down to a three-day per week operation due to decreased volumes. The new operating days for HHW will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00am to 3:30pm.  Electronic Waste (E-Waste) will still be accepted –Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00am to 3:30pm. 

For more information visit the Waste Management website.       

Steve Castleberry
Director of Public Works
Solid Waste

950 Maidu Avenue Suite 170
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am–5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1411

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