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Waste Management

SWEP works directly with TTUSD facilities, food services, school site administration and custodial departments, and community agencies to help achieve school waste reduction goals and compliance with state environmental regulations.


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What is this program? SWEP assists TTUSD by managing the waste management subscription services with the Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD). SWEP’s work helps ensure that the school district benefits through cost savings related to waste reduction and by reducing the environmental impacts associated with operating a large school district in a mountain community. This includes managing dumpster services as well as waste diversion services (recycling) offered through TTSD.

How does this program work? SWEP staff conduct waste management check-ins at all TTUSD school sites. The purpose of these site check-ins is to assess the waste management subscription services to ensure adequate service. SWEP also works with TTUSD to guarantee that as much waste as possible is diverted from the landfill. To do this, SWEP works with TTUSD facilities department, school site, administration and custodial staff as well as with teachers and students to make sure that waste diversion systems are in place and functioning efficiently.

SWEP manages:

  • Waste subscription services

  • On-site waste management checkins 

  • Landfill diversion management i.e. recycling, smart sorting bins, e-waste, paper diversion, organic waste separation, and school supply donation & exchange

  • Compliance with state & county regulations

  • Education & outreach

Partnering organizations: Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Town of Truckee, Truckee Tahoe Airport Community Partner, Placer County, Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal

Where is this program offered? All TTUSD schools. 

For more information contact SWEP's Project Director, Ashley Phillips, at

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