Solid Waste

Waste Management of Nevada County - SERVICE ALERT UPDATE: 3/27/2020

Grass Valley Office CLOSED Payment Drop Box Remains Open

McCourtney Road Transfer Station –Open only for Trash, Co-mingled Recycling and Green Waste. Due to additional safety protocols the facility is not able to operate at full capacity.  EXPECT DELAYS.

• Recycling Buy Back Center, Construction and Demolition, Metal and Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off are CLOSED

• Buyback Days at North San Juan and Washington Transfer Stations - SUSPENDED

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Waste Management Collections in Nevada County Continue as Scheduled

In-person bill pay centers, local offices, HHW and buyback centers to close out of an abundance of caution due to coronavirus

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. – March 18, 2020 – Garbage collection is an essential service and Waste Management is currently operating the same routes and schedules. However, local offices, recycling buyback centers and household hazardous waste drop off sites will be closed to the public throughout Nevada County by Monday, March 23.

“The health and safety of our employees and the community is our top priority,” said Barry Skolnick, Waste Management Area Vice President for Northern California-Nevada. “It is critical that we all maintain social distancing and reduce needless trips, so as a result we will close all of our offices and buy-back centers to the public. This closure does not affect curbside collections.”

Closures include the Grass Valley office (closed Wednesday, March 18); recycling buyback facilities at McCourtney Road, North San Juan and Washington transfer stations; and the household hazardous waste drop off at McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

All transfer stations will continue to be open during normal business hours for disposal of trash, construction and demolition debris and yard waste.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are not calling for any additional steps to handle trash or recycling. Waste handling is not a disease pathway and has not been identified as needing any special precaution by the WHO or CDC. Waste Management continues to monitor this daily for any additional recommendations or changes from the CDC.

All employees handling any waste or recycling are instructed to follow company safety procedures, including wearing proper gloves and eye protection. New procedures were created at our facilities to ensure social distancing and the elimination of group meetings. Employees not required to be on site, are working from home.

As leaders in our highly regulated industry, Waste Management follows strict policies and procedures every day when managing solid waste, including medical waste, to protect our employees, our customers and the communities we serve. We will continue to follow all our protocols and perform our work with the utmost care.

We understand that these needs are evolving and therefore, we have a dedicated Task Force focused on continuing to build on our business continuity plan. Any service changes in the local communities will be communicated via Customer are also encouraged to sign up for automatic alerts online at

Customers seeking to pay their bills have several other options:

• Mail payment with the Payment Coupon to the address provided on the invoice.

• Pay online. Go to and use the WM Customer ID number listed on the invoice, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

• Call the automated phone number at 1-866-964-2729, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

The Solid Waste Division of Public Works Department oversees garbage disposal, recycling services and transfer station operations throughout Nevada County. The Division also oversees maintenance of the closed landfills.

Diversion Rate - 53%

McCourtney Transfer Station Traffic Camera

Please keep in mind that the transfer station is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  The busiest traffic days at the transfer station are typically Wednesdays and Sundays. This webcam refreshes every 5 minutes - refresh the page for the most up-to-date picture. 

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