Free Truckee Meadows Biomass Collection Sites!

Community Biomass Collection Sites are open and ready for collection of vegetative waste from residents throughout the Truckee Meadows this spring. Sponsored by the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Washoe County the four collection sites will allow residents to thin live vegetation and remove dead and dying fuels from around their properties and then dispose of the combustible vegetation at the community sites. Creating defensible space decreases the threat to your property in the event of a wildfire.

Homeowners with a trailer-load of vegetation to be dumped at the Junk the Junipers event in Carson City last year.

When: April 1 through June 30, 2012

Where:

North Valleys

Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Station

11525 Red Rock Road

 

Spanish Springs

470 Rockwell Blvd

 

Virginia Foothills

East end of Kenneth Way

 

Washoe Valley

Truckee Meadows Fire Station #16

1240 Eastlake Blvd

 

The intent of this project is to encourage homeowners to create defensible space, reduce hazardous fuels and promote the creation of Fire Adapted Communities. To support homeowner’s efforts throughout Northern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Washoe County are continuing the past year’s practice of establishing sites where residents can bring the results of their clean-up efforts. The creation of defensible space increases the chances of your property surviving a wildland fire and gives firefighters an extra advantage of protecting your home and those of your neighbors. For additional information on wildfire preparedness, please visit www.livingwithfire.info.

Accepted items for collection include:

  • Trees, tree branches, all brush, weeds, dead Trees, tree bark, old firewood

Items that will NOT be accepted include:

  • Sod, lawn clippings, manure, hay, dimensional lumber, commercial waste, trash, or rocks

Please contact Nancy Leuenhagen, Washoe County’s Community Relations Manager, at 775-328-6169 with any questions.

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6 Responses to Free Truckee Meadows Biomass Collection Sites!

  1. tim kelleher says:

    Is the North Valleys vegetation dump site open this year?

    • Sonya says:

      No, im sorry but Washoe County was unable to secure grant funding to repeat that project this year. We are, however, planning a one day Junk the Junipers and More! event on Saturday, May 18th at the Nevada Division of Forestry location on East Lake. More details are on the calendar of events for Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week.

      • Jeanne says:

        Then Washoe Valley Eastlake fire station is closed also? I’ve been waiting for it to open.

        • Sonya says:

          The slash pile will not be offered at the Eastlake fire station either this year. We are, however, holding a Junk the Junipers event on May 18th, with the collection site located across the street at the Nevada Division of Forestry office. It is ONLY from 8am to 12pm on Saturday, May 18th. We will collect your junipers or other woody slash (no weeds, etc.) for chipping, and in exchange, you will receive a coupon for a good plant choice from Moana Nursery. Check out the calendar of events for more information about this event.

  2. Joan says:

    What about any of the other sites?

    • Sonya says:

      At this point, we have not been told of any biomass collection sites being offered in Washoe County this year.