Yard Waste Disposal Options

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After this historic winter, there is a tremendous amount of storm debris and yard waste to dispose of! Owning a home in the mountains comes with the responsibility of creating and maintaining Defensible Space for wildfire protection. Please do NOT drag any storm debris such as fallen trees, shrubs, branches, or yard waste to the Town right-of-way. It is the responsibility of a homeowner to maintain these materials on their property. 

To capture the storm debris as well regular defensible space clean-up, the Town has partnered with the Truckee Fire Protection District to offer some new programs this year:

1) Neighborhood Drop-Off Days-- 7:30am-2pm

  • May 20: Glenshire Clubhouse; Rodeo Grounds; Fire Station 92 
  • June 10: West End Beach; Truckee Rec Center; Tahoe Donner Ski Area Parking Lot 5
  • July 1: Tahoe Donner Ski Area Parking Lot 5

2) Discounted Dumpster Rentals! Just $60

  • extended through September 30!
  • Delivered Wednesday, picked up the following Wednesday
  • NO green bags
  • Call to TTSD to reserve, these will sell out 530-583-7800

3) FREE Drop off at the Dump!

  • Now through October 31
  • Eastern Regional Landfill, hwy 89 & Cabin Creek Road
  • Self-service, NO BAGS
  • New this year: unlimited free drop off
  • Must have a proof of Truckee residency



Cal Fire has a great resource to teach people how to create defensible space, and be ready in case of a wildfire: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/

Visit the Tahoe Donner Public Utility District to learn more about water conservation and California emergency water use reduction rules. Water conservation is everyone’s job to ensure adequate amount of water for the future!

CLICK HERE to learn how to dispose of your defensible space materials. 

The Town of Truckee encourages public involvement. Sign up for the e-notification system to stay informed. Check the Solid Waste and Recycling Division to get information on future proposed program changes.

The Town of Truckee recently conducted a survey about changes to the Yard Waste Program. Survey Results for community members who are interested. 


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