Defensible Space and Large Clean-ups

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Fire Space Diagram 

Creating defensible space is everyone’s responsibility in Truckee to keep our community safe from wildfires. Reduce the fuel by collecting branches, twigs, dead wood, shrubs, pine needles, and pine cones. Once you have created the defensible space, it is important to know how to get rid of this material in an adequate matter.

Two options exist for your home when looking to dispose of wildfire fuel.

  1. Self-Haul to Eastern Regional Landfill

    • This program is FREE to use!
    • 6 yards per household, and multiple trips are permitted.
    • ID required.
    • Load and unload yourself – do not bring bags!
    • The Eastern Regional Landfill is located on S89 at Cabin Creek Road. The facility is located about 3 miles south of Truckee.
  2. Onsite Pickup

    • Only $60 per dumpster
    • 6 yard dumpster, maximum of 2 per household
    • Call TTSD to order at (530) 583-7800.
    • Available May, June and July only.
    • Delivered to property on Wednesday and retrieved full the following Wednesday.
    • Loose material only – do not put in bags!!

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Note: Tahoe Donner Residents please contact the Association Forester for information on specific requirements and chipping program.