defensible spaceCreating 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.

Two options exist for your home when looking to dispose of wildfire fuel.

1. 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!

2. Onsite Pickup
Only $60 per dumpster.
6 yard dumpster, maximum of 2 per household.
Call TTSD to order at (530) 583-7800.
Available May, June and July only.
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.