Reduce. Reuse. Recycle as a Last Resort.
Creating defensible space is everyone’s responsibility in Truckee to keep our community safe from wildfires. Reduce the fuel by collecting branches, twigs, dead wood, shrubs, pine needles, and pine cones. Once you have created the defensible space, it is important to know how to get rid of this material in an adequate matter. This year, it will be especially important to clear your defensible space, as lots of storm debris has left fallen trees in yards, making them susceptible to bark beetles which can spread to your living trees.
Three options exist for your home when looking to dispose of wildfire fuel.
1. Yard Waste Drop Off Days:
7:30am – 2pmMay 20: Glenshire Clubhouse, Rodeo Grounds, Fire Station 92June 10: Truckee Donner Ski Area Parking Lot, Truckee Rec Center, West End BeachJuly 1: Truckee Donner Ski Area Parking LotSelf-service drop off. Please no dirt, no rocks, no bags! If you bring your load in bags, you will need to empty them.
2. Self-Haul to Eastern Regional Landfill This program is FREE to use! 6 yards per household, and multiple trips are permitted. ID required. Load and unload yourself – do not bring bags!
3. Onsite Pickup Only $60 per dumpster. 6 yard dumpster, maximum of 2 per household. Call TTSD to order at (530) 583-7800. Available May- September only. These will sell out, so book in advance! Delivered to property on Wednesday and retrieved full the following Wednesday. Loose material only – do not put in bags!!
For smaller amounts of yard waste, you can also opt to use the green bag program