• 14741 Wolf Mountain Road
    Grass Valley, Nevada
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    Dorian Smith at McCourtney Rd Transfer Station
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    Micah Smith at McCourtney Rd Transfer Station
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McCourtney Road Transfer Station
14741 Wolf Mountain Road
Grass Valley, CA
530-274-3090 (if you are not calling for any of the named menu options, press 0 once or twice and it may take you to a call agent)
RE: RECYCLING - The Loma Rica (Grass Valley) recycling center site was damaged in the winter storms of 2023. WM has no date for when it might reopen, so all recycling services will be at the McCourtney Rd Transfer Station until further notice. People can watch the WM Facebook page for any updates:

  • E-Waste & Universal Waste Only - Wed-Sun, 8am to 3:30pm
  • Household Hazardous Waste - Fri-Sun, 8am to 3:30pm for Individual Households. Commercial Customers require an appointment. Call 530-274-0120.

WM - McCourtney Road Transfer Station - What We Accept
Includes info about how to dispose of poison oak, Scotch broom, blackberry bushes, and palms; construction waste; household hazardous waste; and more.

Services and billing info:
Customer service: 530-274-3090

  • Electronic waste and batteries can be taken to the McCourtney Rd Transfer Station. Free to leave most e-waste. Exceptions include large appliances.
  • Your local Staples office supply store may take e-waste. Call to confirm if they take what you'd like to bring in for disposal. Grass Valley 530-477-6700. Auburn 530-823-1040. Roseville 916-781-9344.
  • All Nevada County residents, regardless of if you are a WM customer can drop off up to 5 mattresses and/or box springs combined for free at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station.
  • Bring your mattresses and/or box springs to the transfer station and tell the attendant you’re dropping off only mattresses and/or box springs and you’ll be directed to the free drop off area.
  • Please note, if you have other items to dispose of, or more than five mattresses and/or box springs combined, you will be charged standard disposal rates. Make sure to only bring your mattresses and/or box springs to take advantage of this free program.
  • Mattresses not covered by this program include severely damaged, wet, twisted, frozen, or spoiled mattresses or box springs, any mattress or box spring infested with bed bugs, mattress pads or toppers, sleeping bags, pillows, car beds, crib mattresses, air mattresses, and sofa bed mattresses.
  • This is a partnership between WM of Northern CA/Nevada, the Mattress Recycling Council, and Bye Bye Mattress.
  • FAQs -
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION DISPOSAL - Household Hazardous Waste accepts liquid medications and sharps (needles and lancets must be in a biohazard container).

  1. Order Residential Curbside Pick Up: Order Waste Management’s 64 or 96-gallon residentialcurbside green waste bin for regular pick-up, 800-637-8648.
  2. Drop Off Green Waste: McCourtney Road Transfer StationWednesday – Sunday, 8:00am-3:30pm
    14741 Wolf Mountain Rd, Grass Valley, CA. Standard disposal rates apply. Waste Management accepts limbs that are up to 18” in diameter and 4 feet long. NOTHING LARGER WILL BE ACCEPTED AT MCCOURTNEY ROAD TRANSFER STATION. The limb size limit is because of equipment size at their 3rd party processor.
  3. Rent a Green Waste Dumpster: Rent a 20, 30, or 40-yard green waste dumpster on yourown, or split the cost with neighbors. To reserve a dumpster, call Waste Management at 866-844-1508.
Acceptable Green Waste Materials
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves and flowers
  • Wood branches (maximum length=cannot stick out of cart, lid must be able to close; maximum 18 inches in diameter; and less than 50 lbs.)
  • Untreated lumber
Non-Acceptable Materials for Green Waste Cart 
  • Branches that stick out of cart (lid must be able to close), more than 18 inches in diameter, and more than 50 lbs.
  • Tree stumps
  • Bamboo
  • Soil
  • Dirt
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Plastic bags
  • Animal waste
  • Palm tree branches
  • Yucca plants
  • Ice plants
  • Painted wood
  • Treated wood
Waste Management provides a variety of waste services including refuse, comprehensive recycling, hazardous waste removal, and reuse rooms.  

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 INFO HERE: Customers are asked to follow enhanced safety procedures when accessing McCourtney Road Transfer Station and the HHW and Metals drop off areas.

Hours of Operation for HHW
  • Individual Households: Friday – Sunday, 8am to 3:30pm
  • Commercial Customers Hours for Household Hazardous Waste Facility: Appointment required. Please call (530) 274-0120
In addition to a facility-wide requirement to wear masks, customers utilizing the HHW and Metals drop off areas are required to:
  • Always stay in vehicle unless directed otherwise by staff.
  • Have HHW and metals materials in pickup bed, unlocked trunk or hatchback for staff to easily access and remove materials. Staff will not remove materials from back seats.
  • Lower car window no more than three inches when conducting verbal questionnaire for HHW drop off. Please keep mask on when answering questions.
These rules have been put in place to minimize direct contact between employees and customers at McCourtney Road Transfer Station.
Acceptable HHW items: aerosol cans, propane tanks (large for grills and smaller camping versions), household cleaners, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, oil filters, oil, gasoline, cooking oil, paints, batteries and automotive chemicals.
Items not accepted: ammunition, asbestos, biohazards, compressed gas cylinders, treated wood and medications.
The metal drop-off accepts all material comprised of 85 percent metal including tire rims, fencing, golf clubs, lawn mowers (remove fluids), barbeques and playground sets.
McCourtney Road Transfer Station continues to accept trash, green waste and comingled recycling.

Customers are encouraged to visit for detailed and up-to-date information about closures in their area.