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Green bag collection ended June 30, 2018. Green waste carts are serviced every-other week on your collection day May - October.

Carts ordered after April 15, 2019 will delivered for a fee. Carts can be ordered by calling TTSD at (530) 583-7800.
Green waste Calendar
Download a printable PDF version of the 2019 Service Calendar.

How to use your green waste cart:

  • No plastic bags
  • Place yard waste materials directly in: pine needles, grass clippings, pine cones, branches, shrubs
  • Serviced every-other week on your trash collection day, May 1- October 25
  • Place your cart curbside by 6 am, with the wheels and handle pointing towards your home
  • Check the calendar to the right for a collection schedule

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.  

These options exist for your home when looking to dispose of wildfire fuel:

The green bag program ended June 30, 2018. Any green bags left out will be collected and charged for.

2. Opt-in to Yard Waste Carts
Residents may opt-in to receive up to 3 yard waste carts
These will be serviced May - October, every-other-week. 
Download a printable 2019 Service Calendar or sign-up to receive weekly e-mail reminders. 

3. Self-Haul to Eastern Regional Landfill
This program is FREE to use May - October. 
Drop-off up to 6-yards of yard waste for free.
ID required.
Load and unload yourself – do not bring bags!

*NEW*  Get a coupon code for your contractor to drop-off up to 6-yards for you for free! Download coupons by logging into your TTSD online account at

4. Green Waste Dumpster Rental
Only $70 per dumpster.
6 yard dumpster, maximum of 2 per household.
Call TTSD to order at (530) 583-7800.
Available May- September only. These will sell out, so book in advance!
Delivered to property on Wednesday and retrieved full the following Wednesday.
Loose material only – do not put in bags!!

TFPD will reimburse you the cost of a green waste dumpster so you can remove vegetation and create defensible space around your home!

Simply provide a paid receipt from TTSD 
One dumpster rebate per household, until program funds last.
For full details, visit TFPD Defensible Space or call 530.582.7850

5. Scheduled Overages
Up to 4 times per year, TTSD will collect up to 96-gallons of additional waste on a resident’s regular pick-up day for FREE.
Residents must schedule in advance through your online account at
This can include extra green waste!
Waste can be secured in cans, bags, or bundles.



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 Cal Fire has a great resource to teach residents how to create defensible space, and be ready in case of a wildfire: