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June 3, 2021

Green Waste Collection this weekend in Washoe Valley – Create Defensible Space for protection of wildfires

Reno, Nev. June 3, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue will host its final spring Green Waste Collection Days this weekend, June 5 & 6 at the Nevada Division of Forestry Fire Station, 885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley.  The event will take place from 9am until 4pm, weather permitting and as long as it is not a Red Flag Day (critical fire weather) as determined by the National Weather Service.

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 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. 

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. 

Special Note: 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.

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