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September 21, 2021

Prepare Defensible Space – Locations for Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Green Waste Collection, Autumn 2021

Reno, Nev. Sep. 21, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue’s (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.  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 beginning at 9 am until 4 pm, weather permitting at the following locations (check this website prior to the event to ensure it has not been canceled due to weather conditions or a Red Flag Warning): 

October 9 & 10:          Washoe Valley

Nevada Division of Forestry Fire Station, 885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley

October 17:                 Near Virginia Highlands

Corner of Toll Road and Geiger Grade

SPECIAL NOTE: larger loads, similar to the size of a trailer with a double axle, must be taken to Nevada Division of Forestry Fire Station, 885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley. Crews will divert larger loads to this location.

October 23:                 Caughlin Ranch / Mogul

Mayberry Park, 101 Woodland Avenue, Reno

October 24:                 Verdi

Crystal Peak Park, 561 Crystal Peak Rd, Verdi

November 6 & 7:        North Valleys (two Locations)

Silver Lake Station, 11525 Red Rock Road, Reno

Lemmon Valley Station, 130 Nectar Street, Reno

November 13:             Palomino Valley

Ironwood Equestrian Center, 5600 Whiskey Springs Road, Palomino Valley

November 14:            Spanish Springs

Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks

December 4 & 5:        Washoe Valley (repeat)

Nevada Division of Forestry 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.  Commercial waste will NOT be accepted from contractors or landscape companies.

Please do not dispose of waste outside of assigned hours.  Discarding waste outside of operating hours will be considered illegal dumping.  Please dispose of items during working hours.

Fire restrictions remain in place in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.  As a reminder, open (pile) burning, campfires/bonfires, and barrel burning is prohibited.

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