Drop yard debris off on fire safety day June 3 | SierraSun.com

Drop yard debris off on fire safety day June 3

The Truckee Fire Safety Day will be held this Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The safety day, conducted by the Tahoe-Truckee Sierra Disposal Co., is geared toward helping residents dispose of their natural yard waste in conjunction with defensible space requirements.


– Glenshire, behind the clubhouse tennis courts

– Tahoe Donner, corner of Northwoods and Slalom

– Sierra Meadows, Martis Valley Road and Jeffrey Pine Road

– Prosser, Prosser Dam Road East and Highway 89

– Donner Lake/Central Truckee, Donner Memorial State Park near museum


– No garbage will be accepted.

– Natural woody debris only, including tree limbs, brush, yard trimmings, pine needles, dead leaves and dry grass.

– Debris should be no more than 4-feet in length. Stems should be no more than 4 inches in diameter.

– No stumps, construction debris, nails, dirt (including sod), rocks or garbage (including bags).

– Items should be grouped as tree limbs and brush, pine needles or other material including dry grass and dead leaves.

– Grass clippings must be dry, not green or wet.

– Items carried to site in a container such as cans, bags and boxes must be emptied and removed by the customer. There will be no provision for garbage.

– Limit of three yards, about 20 bags, per trip.

– Proof of residency and property ownership may be required.

– Absolutely no hot ashes will be accepted.

Reminder of public responsibilities

– Comply with above limitations.

– First-come, first-served basis. All sites will be monitored. Someone will assist in dumping and checking loads. Public is expected to await turn in any line.

– No dumping or leaving material unless assisted by TTSD personnel.

– Park responsibly so as not to impede traffic or endanger others.

– Cover loads when traveling to collection point.

– Collection will end promptly at 3 p.m. The public should coordinate arrival time accordingly.

– No wastes should be left at collection site following the event.

For information, call Tahoe-Truckee Sierra Disposal Co. at (530) 583-0148 prior to the event. Customers are also reminded to dispose household hazardous waste items in a responsible manner. Qualifying residential customers may participate in our the free program at the new ERL Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Call the office to schedule an appointment.

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