Reno, Nev. Mar. 23, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR) 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.
“We want to get the word out to our residents today to start making plans for defensible space preparation for the upcoming wildfire season and take advantage of our green waste drop-off locations,” said Fire Chief Charles Moore. “We are proud to make this community service available to all residents of Washoe County. I appreciate our personnel and partner agencies who help make this possible.”
This is a free event sponsored by the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District for all Washoe County residents, with support from NV Energy, Nevada Division of Forestry, Living With Fire (UNR Cooperative Extension), and Fire Adapted Nevada.
Green Waste Collection will take place from 9am until 4pm, weather permitting at the following locations:
April 17 & 18: Lemmon Valley Fire Station, 130 Nectar Street, Reno
April 25: Ironwood Equestrian Center, 5600 Whiskey Springs Road, Palomino Valley
June 5 & 6: Nevada Division of Forestry, 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 more than 8 inches in diameter will not be accepted. Additionally, we cannot accept items in bags. Bags must be emptied on site and removed.
The Silver Lake Fire Station will not be used for the spring 2021 Green Waste Collection Days.
No loads will be accepted from contractors. Additionally, loads will not be accepted after closing hours. Green waste dumps outside of the designated hours or at other TMFR locations will be considered illegal dumping and will be followed up with law enforcement.