Truckee Meadows Fire offers green waste collection

green-waste.jpgNow that autumn has arrived, the Fire District strongly encourages residents to create defensible space.  Conditions remain dry, and green waste collection is a safe way to discard vegetation.  TMFPD’s 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 in an effort 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. 

Defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and it protects homes and property from catching fire, either from direct flame contact or radiant heat. Defensible space is also important for the protection of the firefighters defending your home.  Items we will NOT accept include household garbage and trash, lumber, hazardous materials, and grass clippings, and any items in garbage bags.  ONLY natural vegetation please.


Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District’s Autumn Green Waste Collection Days will take place, weather permitting, on the following dates, times: 

  • Friday, November 8, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9, from 8 a.m. to Noon 
  • Friday, November 15, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16, from 8 a.m. to Noon 

Green waste collection will occur at the following two Truckee Meadows Fire Stations, all four days. 

  • NORTH LOCATION: Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Station 430, 11525 Red Rock Road, Stead
  • SOUTH LOCATION: East Washoe Lake Fire Station 32, 1240 E. Lake Boulevard, Washoe Valley