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Zero Waste Events for Truckee-Tahoe: Fun Creative & Money-saving!

Why bother? If everyone on the planet consumed at the level of the average American, at least four additional planets worth of resources would be needed to support the planet’s six billion people. The average North American consumes 10 times as much as the average person in China and 30 times as much as the […]

Sierra Cost Management certified as Keep Sierra Green partner

Sierra Sun | Keep the Sierra Green (KSG) provides a platform for recognizing businesses in the north central Sierra and foothills that have incorporated strong sustainability practices in their daily operations. Any business located along the Tahoe/I-80 corridor, within the Town of Truckee, eastern Placer County, Nevada County, Incline Village or Crystal Bay may apply […]

Saving Costs, the Eco-Friendly Way

North Lake Tahoe Bonanza | Sierra Cost Management helps its customers and the environment by examining clients’ waste use. “I examine my clients’ waste and recycling systems,” said owner Joanna Walters. “If I can find ways to save them money, we split the savings. If not, they don’t owe ma at all and they know […]

ENVIRONMENT: Dumpster Diving for Dollars

Spring 2008 | Tahoe Quarterly | Waste in Tahoe is about as welcome as Styrofoam in San Francisco. To help mitigate unnecessary refuse, Sierra Cost Management (SCM), a one-woman company based in Truckee, is drastically changing the way local businesses recycle and dispose of their trash. Started and operated by Joanna Walters, SCM works with […]

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Joanna Walters – Turning Trash Into Cash

The North Lake Tahoe Advocate | An entrepreneurial Truckee woman is helping local businesses save money by reducing the cost of their solid waste disposal bills. “Waste is whatever a business throws in the dumpster,” says Joanna Walters of Sierra Cost Management. “I focus on paper, cardboard, glass bottle, cans, old office furniture, old office […]

Recycling Your Money is her Job

Sierra Sun | Recycling was Joanna Walters’ passion long before it became her job. After years of meticulously recycling her own garbage in the Bay Area, Walters quit her consulting work and moved to Truckee in 2003 to start Sierra Cost Management. In her two years in business she has helped keep tons of garbage […]