New Residential Sustainable Trash and Recycling Services TOWN OF TRUCKEE
The largest service changes for Truckee residents will be curbside containers for recyclables and yard trimmings. Each household will receive a 64-gallon wheeled blue cart for all recyclables and a 96-gallon wheeled green cart for all yard waste. These carts will be serviced curbside on alternating weeks. Residents can opt out of recycling carts and continue to use blue bags. All residents, however, must use green carts as green bags will no longer be accepted after June 30, 2018. The new services will also expand existing dumpster and drop-off services for yard waste. Other notable service changes include two new locations for recycling drop-off during the summer months and two free pickups of large items per year. All residents will continue to use their current trash cans for mixed waste materials.

These changes will reach residents over the next three years. All Truckee residents will receive yard waste carts in June 2018 for use beginning July 1. The Glenshire neighborhood will receive recyclables carts in September 2018 and begin with the new recycling service on Oct. 1. Remaining Truckee neighborhoods, excluding Tahoe Donner, will start using blue carts in 2019. Tahoe Donner residents will begin the new program in 2020.

Free Solar Workshop by Liberty Utilities SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
Liberty Utilities will host a free Solar for Homeowners and Small Businesses workshop on Dec. 19, to provide information on solar energy as well as its Solar Incentive Program. Utility representatives will be available to discuss the aspects of installing and using solar power for both residential and small business facilities. Anyone can attend, but only Liberty Utilities customers are eligible to apply for the utility’s Solar Incentive Program which provides cash incentives to offset the cost of installing solar panels on their home or small business; schools within Liberty’s service territory are also eligible. Info: El Dorado County Library, South Lake Tahoe


Tahoe-based Agent Lists $3.68M Estate Built by Former MLB Pitcher SHINGLE SPRINGS, CALIF.
Merrill Milner of Pacific Union is listing a multi-million dollar hilltop estate just 30 minutes from downtown Sacramento. Milner is a 34-year Tahoe resident who recently began splitting his time between Tahoe and Granite Bay. The listing was referred to him by a colleague in San Francisco. The estate was built in 1991 by former Major League Baseball pitcher and Sacramento-native Chris Bosio, whose 11-year professional career was highlighted by throwing the second no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history and being the last pitcher to no-hit the Boston Red Sox.

End-of-Year Market Update TRUCKEE/TAHOE
Year-to-date nearly 1,600 residential properties have changed hands totaling just under $1.4 billion. Factors driving this remarkable run include strong economic growth within the Northern California feeder market and perpetual demand for the healthy lifestyle that comes along with a mountain home ownership. The current market finds itself with a severe inventory shortage heading into winter. Just 544 active listings equate to just over 3 months’ supply; nearly 50 percent below equilibrium.

Tiny Home for Sale DONNER SUMMIIT
An 800 square foot, brand new spec home is for sale in Soda Springs. The house, which is a little bigger than your typical tiny house, is built in the trendy mountain modern style and being sold for $425,000. Listing agent Valerie Brinker can be contacted at

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