Activities & Lessons

Waste Management Panel

December 31, 2023

What happens to all that trash? Live Q and A with expert panel

Ever wonder what happens to your household trash and recycling after you toss it out? 

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the League hosted a live webinar with a panel of Tahoe Basin and Truckee recycling and waste management professionals to answer questions from the public about what’s recyclable, how to reduce waste, and what we can do to protect wildlife from household garbage. This is a great opportunity to learn where your waste goes after conducting a trash audit.

Our panel of Tahoe-Truckee-wide experts included:
Jeanette Tillman – Sustainability Administrator, South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling Services
Madonna Dunbar – Resource Conservationist, Incline Village General Improvement District; Executive Director, Tahoe Water Suppliers Association
Erica Mertens
, Recycling Program Manager, Keep Truckee Green

Every hour spent at home is the perfect time to form new habits that are better for the environment and better for Lake Tahoe.

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Here are some helpful recycling and waste management resources from our expert panel:

South Tahoe Refuse and Recycling Services


IVGID Waste Not & Tahoe Water Suppliers Association


Keep Truckee Green


What are you doing to reduce waste from your own home? We’d love to see your photos and hear your stories! Send pictures to Tag us on Instagram too, #keeptahoeblue & #litterfreetahoe for a chance to be featured on the League’s social media and a chance to win an Earth Month prize!