Free Drop-Off Events Announced: May 22, May 29, June 19, and June 26– all events have passed, please view other disposal options below.

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 manner.

These options exist for your home when looking to dispose of wildfire fuel. Note that the green bag program ended June 30, 2018. Any bags left out will be collected and charged for.

1. Opt-in to Yard Waste Carts

– Residents may opt-in to receive up to 3 yard waste carts by calling TTSD at (530) 583-7800. A delivery fee will be applied.
–  Carts will only be serviced if they are placed along the street by 6 am, three feet apart from other objects, with wheels pointing away from the street. Please note a maximum of three carts will be serviced at each household.
– Serviced every-other-week, May – November. (New this year: service extended into November!)
– Learn more about how to use your green waste cart. 

2. Self-Haul to Eastern Regional Landfill

*Face masks required: visit for all ERL updates related to COVID-19* 
– Drop-off up to 6-yards of yard waste for free.
– ID AND proof of residency required (i.e. utility bill, trash bill, property tax bill)
– Load and unload yourself – bags must be emptied on site!
– Free May – October

*NEW THIS YEAR: Address-specific punch cards will be given to residents to track yards dropped off. Proof of residency is required for issuance, including a photo ID and proof of residency (i.e. utility bill). Punch card is required when returning to dump additional yard waste. Punch cards will not be replaced, so store yours safely in your wallet or purse!

3. Drop-Off Events 

May 22, May 29, June 19, and June 26
8 AM – 2 PM
Truckee Rodeo Grounds (Please note this is an updated location!)

FREE residential yard waste drop-off events will take place on May 22, May 29, June 19, and June 26 at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds. (NOT Glenshire or Tahoe Donner Clubhouse, as previously stated in information mailed out!) Please limit loads to no more than 3-yards per trip. To facilitate unloading, position a tarp on the bottom of the truck bed or trailer before loading the material. If material is transported in bags, the bags must be emptied on site and removed by the hauler.

Acceptable items: residential green waste, biomass consisting of all tree and plant trimmings, weeds, leaves, and branches.

Prohibited items: commercial green waste, rounds larger than 24 inches, stumps, rocks, boards, and trash.

Additional details may be found at

4. Green Waste Dumpster Rental

– Only $75.72 per dumpster ($81.28 starting July 1, 2020)
– 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!!

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 (Log in under “MY ACCOUNT”)
– This can include extra green waste!
– Waste can be secured in cans, bags, or bundles.
– All trash overages NOT scheduled are charged $5.65 per extra bag or can. Learn more about scheduled overages.