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September 21, 2020

Truckee Meadows Fire Green Waste Collection Days – Create Defensible Space

**UPDATED on October 20, 2020** Locations for FREE Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Green Waste Collection

Reno, Nev. – TMFR’s Green Waste Collection Days offer the best alternative to create defensible space.  Green waste collection allows residents to dispose of their dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels to encourage the creation of defensible space to protect homes and property from wildfires.  This is a free event sponsored by the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District as a community service for all Washoe County residents, with support from NV Energy, Nevada Division of Forestry, Living with Fire (UNR Cooperative Extension), and Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities.

Green Waste Collection will take place from 9am until 4pm.  Some dates have two separate locations for small and large loads.

*Large loads equal loads larger than a pickup bed.

November 6 (Fri) & 7 (Sat):             TWO LOCATIONS

Small Loads: Crystal Peak Park, 561 Crystal Park Rd, Verdi

*Large Loads: NDF Fire Station, 885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley

November 8 (Sun) & 9 (Mon):             TWO LOCATIONS

Small Loads: Scolari’s, 5430 Sun Valley Blvd, Sun Valley

*Large Loads: NDF Fire Station, 885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley

November 13 (Fri) & 14 (Sat):        Lemmon Valley Station, 130 Nectar Street, Reno (One Location Only: Large and Small Loads accepted)

November 15 (Sun) & 16 (Mon):        Silver Lake Station, 11525 Red Rock Road, Reno (One Location Only: Large and Small Loads accepted)

November 20 (Fri) & 21 (Sat):        Ironwood Equestrian Center, 5600 Whiskey Springs Road, Palomino Valley (One Location Only: Large and Small Loads accepted)

November 22 (Sun) & 23 (Mon):        TWO LOCATIONS

Small Loads: Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks

*Large Loads: NDF Fire Station, 885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley

Examples of accepted items include junipers, pines, rabbitbrush, sagebrush, and other woody vegetation.

ONLY natural vegetation, please.  Items we will NOT accept include household garbage and trash, lumber, hazardous materials, grass clippings, dirt and gravel, and stumps with root balls.  Tree stumps in excess of 8 inches in diameter will not be accepted.  Additionally, we cannot accept items in bags.  Bags must be emptied on site and removed. 

While we appreciate residents taking part in this free green waste collection to create defensible space, please do not use designated locations to dispose of green waste after events. Dumping is illegal in Washoe County, Nevada and punishable by fines and jail time.

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