Charcoal & Ash

Charcoal & Ash

Never put hot coals in the trash! Wait for coals to cool for at least 48 hours before putting it in a plastic bag and in the trash.

DO NOT PLACE ASH IN GREEN WASTE CARTS! This is a fire hazard and a hazard to TTSD collection and sorting staff. When ash is emptied into trucks, it flies into the air and severely impacts collection drivers, getting into their eyes, hair, and face. It can also impact sorting staff at Eastern Regional Landfill and makes sorting recyclables more difficult. Please bag your cooled ash and place it in the trash.

Before burning coal, check with Truckee Fire Protection District for any fire burning restrictions. A fire ban is typically in effect June – November each year.

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