Self-Haul Waste Drop Off

  • What should I do with cardboard boxes?

    The best method to recycle cardboard boxes is self-haul drop off at Eastern Regional Landfill for free during open hours. Otherwise, be sure to breakdown your boxes and place them in a tied blue bag for free pickup. Loose cardboard is subject to extra charges.

    Eastern Regional Landfill

  • What are the operating hours of the ERL MRF?

    Eastern Regional Landfill (MRF) Hours

    Summer Hours until August 30th 2024

    • Monday – Friday: 7am – 4pm
    • Saturday: 8am – 4pm
    • Sunday: Closed


    HALF-DAYS (8am – 12pm):

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Presidents’ Day
    • Good Friday
    • Memorial Day
    • 4th of July/Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Veterans Day


    • Sundays
    • New Year’s Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day

    See the Hours & Location Page for more details.

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  • How do I get to the MRF?

    The Eastern Regional Landfill Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is located three miles south of Hwy 89 X West River Street, up Cabin Creek Road at:

    900 Cabin Creek Rd.
    Truckee, CA 96161

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  • How do I pay to dispose at ERL?

    Credit card is the only form of payment accepted at ERL. Customer’s loads may be evaluated by yardage or tonnage, depending on a variety of factors.

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  • What is the process when I arrive at the ERL MRF?

    After entering through the gate, scale house personnel will evaluate your load and determine the yardage or whether or not the load needs to be scaled. If measured by yardage, credit card payment will be collected and a receipt returned. Then you will be directed to the proper area to unload your items. Customers are responsible for unloading their items.

  • What if the scalehouse determines my load must be weighed?

    Scale house staff will direct you to the scale side of the line, where your vehicle/load will be weighed incoming. Then you will be directed to the proper drop-off area. After unloading, you will return towards the scale house and be weighed outbound, where you will pay by credit card and be issued a weigh ticket receipt.

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  • What are the charges for disposal at ERL?

    Mixed Solid Waste$97.50/ton • $15/cubic yard
    Inert Debris$16/cubic yard
    Greenwaste$15/cubic yard
    King Mattress$45 each
    Full/Queen Mattress$37.50 each
    Twin Mattress$22.50 each
    Appliances (range, dryer, diswasher, etc.)$14 each
    Freon Removal Fee$48.50/item
    Service Fee (e.g. boat and stump removal from flat bed trailers)$135
    Jumpstart Fee$60
    • Minimum charge = $10/cubic yard. Please note: Credit Card purchase only; no cash or checks accepted.
    • All vehicles are subject to being weighed.
    • To determine cubic yards, measure length by width by height (LxWxH) of load in feet and divide by 27.
    • Items requiring Freon removal must include tipping fee (example: Refrigerator charge is $14 + $48.50 = $62.50 Total)
    • May-October: Free Residential mattress recycling for CA residents, call 530-583-7800 for details, limitations apply.
    • Treated Wood is now accepted at ERL, subject to conditions as outlined in the DTSC Customer Statement.

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  • What materials does ERL accept?

    YES: mixed solid waste/garbage/trash, green waste, construction debris, inert/rock/cement, appliances, mattresses, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, boats, skis.

    ACCEPTED under conditions: asbestos, household hazardous waste, treated wood, engines/motors, sorted recycling, soil – call (530) 583-7800 for details.

    NO: Solar panels, certain pharmaceutical drugs, animal carcasses, vehicles

  • What is a cubic yard?

    Unit of volume equivalent to a cube with a length, width and height of one yard. 3ft x 3ft x 3ft

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  • Are children allowed at ERL?

    No, children must remain in the vehicle at all times.

  • Are dogs allowed at ERL?

    No, dogs must remain in the vehicle at all times.

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