Reno, NV. March 8, 2023 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR) has announced two locations for the spring green waste disposal, accommodating residents that live in the south and north of the greater Reno-Sparks area.
Green Waste Collection Days offer the best alternative to creating defensible space and offer Washoe County 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 9am until 4pm, 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):
April 8 & 9 Washoe Valley
Nevada Division of Forestry Fire Station, 885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley
April 22 & 23 Lemmon Valley
Lemmon Valley Station, 130 Nectar Street, Reno
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/treated wood, hazardous materials, grass clippings, vegetation mixed with 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 only during the Green Waste Collection hours.