TMFPD Defensible Space Waste Collection Program
Green Waste Collection and Defensible Space – Fire Chief Charles Moore announced that the Fire District will host two Green Waste Collection Days in November that will allow 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 for wildfires. In addition, green waste is reduced to composite and helps air quality levels as an alternative to burning.
Now that autumn has arrived, the Fire District strongly encourages residents to create defensible space. Conditions remain dry, and open burning is expected to remain prohibited in Washoe County this fall. TMFPD’s Green Waste Collection Days offer the best alternative to create defensible space.
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.
Washoe County residents should take action and create this space by pruning or cutting back trees branches and shrubs, and remove dead grass and weeds. In addition, green waste is reduced to composite and helps air quality levels as an alternative to burning.
Waste Disposal Dates and Locations:
Items can be accepted on the following dates/times and locations:
- Saturday, November 10, 8am-1pm, Silver Lake Volunteer Station 221, 11525 Red Rock Road, Stead
- Saturday, November 10, 8am-1pm, Lemmon Valley Station 223, 130 Nectar Street, Lemmon Valley – Golden Valley
- Saturday, November 17, 8am-1pm, Station 16, 1240 E. Lake Boulevard, Washoe Valley
Adam Mayberry, Public Information Officer
Direct: 775.326.6073, Mobile: 775.233.3991