Information from the Solid Waste Department

CURRENT STATUS:

Today, September 17, we are unable to complete residential and pull bin routes due to equipment failure. Residential customers that are missed can put out  the number of missed cans to be picked up with next week's at no additional fee. If you prefer to self haul to the transfer station, provide your customer account number to the gate attendant instead of your disposal card number and we will use that record to issue a credit for the missed service on your account. Pull bins will be serviced on Wednesday Sept 22.

Please call to check status of any site that is in the vicinity of wildland fires as it may affect the days and hours of operation.

The Solid Waste office is open on the regular schedule of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday with COVID-19 restrictions. Alternatively, or outside normal business hours, correspondence and payments can continue to go in the drop box that is on the side of the building. Payments may also be made online by credit card at officialpayments.com.

AT THE TRANSFER STATIONS
Tires and electronic waste recycle areas remain closed at this time while we work with our vendors to clear accumulated materials.

OVERSIZED AND BULKY ITEMS: In an effort to limit damages to equipment and facilities, Solid Waste attendants at all sites will be enforcing length restrictions which limit construction debris, piping, wire, irrigation lines and similar materials to 4-foot lengths.
Any bulky or oversized materials (tarps, furniture, etc.) must either be cut in 3 to 4-foot lengths or be reduced to the most minimum volume possible.
Solid Waste reserves the right to reject any load that may damage containers, trucks, heavy equipment or facilities; and to determine fees by weight or volume as the attendant deems appropriate for the nature of the load at the Weaverville Transfer Station.

TREATED WOOD WASTE (TWW): Due to a change in state waivers, effective January 1, 2021 California regulations require treated wood waste to be handled as a fully regulated hazardous waste and can no longer be diposed in Class II or Class III landfills. The transfer sites in Trinity County are not permitted as hazardous waste disposal facilities and cannot accept this waste. For questions regarding disposal of treated wood waste, contact the Department of Toxic Substances Control at www.dtsc.ca.gov/toxics-in-products/treated-wood-waste/ 
TWW is any wood treated with chemical preservatives to protect from insects and decay.
This includes (but is not limited to) items such as:

  • Fence posts, Guardrails and Pilings,
  • Sill plates, Decking and Railroad ties,
  • Landscape timbers, Patio wood/posts

RECORDED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Please call 530-623-1326 x 199 for a recorded message to check status of the transfer sites.

Except as listed above, all transfer sites are open per their usual schedules.

If we miss your service due to weather conditions, residential customers have the option of setting out extra containers matching up to their regular service the following week or calling the office to receive a credit on their account. Commercial customers should contact Dispatch at 530-623-1326 x112 for information.

Reminder to Residential pick-up clients: all trash needs to be bagged, tied and secure with no loose trash in cans or we will not be able to service your account.