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Reno, Nev. March 3, 2022 – 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):
Mach 19: Lemmon Valley
April 9: Washoe Valley
May 14: Palomino Valley
May 15: Spanish Springs
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. No commercial waste will 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.
OPEN BURNING UPDATE: Additionally, open burning, also known as pile burning for residents who reside in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) will resume March 19 – 31, 2022, weather permitting. Details here.