GRASS VALLEY, Calif. Sept. 5, 2017 – Waste Management of Nevada County must suspend collection services (trash, recycling and green waste) in Nevada City and Grass Valley Wednesday due to operational difficulties that are preventing the fueling of its natural gas powered collection fleet.

Normal operations are expected to resume Thursday.

This delay will affect about 5,000 customers Wednesday. It also resulted in some customers not receiving service Tuesday afternoon.

All customers not serviced Wednesday will receive service Saturday. Customers not serviced Tuesday afternoon are currently scheduled to be serviced Thursday. Please visit or call (855) 963-2273 for updates.
In the meantime, Waste Management of Nevada County will set up bins in Grass Valley and Nevada City for residents to use if their trash carts are overfilling. These bins will be placed at the following locations:

Grass Valley
Mautino Park
Mining Museum (parking lot corner of Freeman and Allison Ranch Road)
Condon Park
South Auburn Parking Lot (downtown, in center island area)

Nevada City
Pioneer Park
Nevada Street Parking Lot

Fueling activities were suspended Monday, September 4, after a motor on a fueling pump stopped working. Without a working pump, there was no way to transfer natural gas from our storage tank to our collection trucks. Waste Management of Nevada County has ordered a replacement motor from Florida that should arrive Wednesday or Thursday morning.