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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE RESIDENTIAL GREEN WASTE DISPOSAL

The 2020 Free Residential Green Waste Event is scheduled for May 17 – June 27, 2020.


The COVID-19 pandemic has required stay-at-home orders, but we can still prepare for wildfire. Now is the time for residents to spend time improving defensible space around homes and property lines.

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, and the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services are committed to the health and safety of the residents of Nevada County. We’ve partnered to dramatically expand the 2020 Free Residential Green Waste Event to not only reduce the risk of wildfire, but also to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19.

FREE CHIPS FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS at RISE GOLD & PENN VALLEY RODEO GROUNDS
To stretch our funding as far as possible, we’re chipping and grinding collected waste, and offering that material on Fridays and Saturdays to the public from Rise Gold and Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds sites only. While this material cannot be placed within the first 30 ft. of your home, it is still useful in weed suppression, moisture retention, soil enrichment and erosion control. Please note that to reduce the spread of invasive species, we cannot accept any loads with blackberry, Scotch broom, or poison oak. These items may be taken to the Waste Management Transfer Station or to the Tahoe Truckee Sierrra Disposal site. Root balls, large diameter limbs, and trash cannot be accepted, either.

CONVENIENT DROP SITES SUNDAY-TUESDAY
The Western Nevada County drop sites will be open from 9am – 3pm Sunday – Tuesday from May 17 – June 27 at the following locations:

Rise Gold, Grass Valley 12625 Brunswick Road, Grass Valley, CA

Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds: 10531 Spenceville Rd, Grass Valley, CA

NID Alta Sierrra Reservoir Site 12057 Francis Drive, Grass Valley, CA

We are grateful to these organizations, and to the Alta Sierra Property Owners Association, for their generosity and commitment to the safety and well-being of the community!

VOLUNTEER SAFELY
Measures are being taken to ensure the collection of green waste is “no-contact.” We will offer specialized training for staff and volunteers and will prepare collection sites to ensure social distancing for the safety of the residents who participate. Volunteers interested in directing traffic and screening materials can sign up for any of our three sites. In order to reduce the number of people on site, please consider volunteering for multiple days of a weekend. Family groups are also encouraged to volunteer together.

Click to volunteer in Alta Sierra
Click to volunteer in Penn Valley
Click to volunteer in Grass Valley
Click to volunteer in Truckee (TBD)

For any questions regarding our 2020 Free Residential Green Waste event, please contact the Fire Safe Council’s Programs Manager, Julie Siegenthaler at (530) 272-1122 x 120, or via email programs@areyoufiresafe.com.

FREE GREEN WASTE DISPOSAL FOR TRUCKEE RESIDENTS

For Town of Truckee residents 6-yards of free green waste disposal is available at Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal during the following dates and times: If material is transported in bags, the bags must be emptied on site by the hauler. To facilitate unloading, position a tarp on the bottom of the truck bed or trailer before loading the material. Don’t forget to cover the load for safe hauling.

8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1– October 31   
Monday – Saturday

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal–Currently closed due to COVID-19
Hwy 89 & Cabin Creek Rd. Truckee, CA 96161 (530) 583-7800 

 To take advantage of the free drop-off, residents are required to bring proof of residency. 

ADDITIONAL FEE SERVICES

Waste Management Drop-Off
Take green waste to local disposal vendors year-round. Standard disposal rates apply.

McCourtney Road Transfer–Currently, open to the public by appointment only.  
14741 Wolf Mountain Rd. Grass Valley, CA (530) 274-0120 Wednesday – Sunday, 8:00am-3:30pm-

Residential Curbside Pick-Up
Make regular maintenance part of your routine. Both Waste Management and Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal offer 64 and 96-gallon containers for year-round curbside pick-up. 

This is a wonderful program put together by a  number of county agencies and Alta Sierra Property Owners Assn. Take advantage of all that clearing you are doing for FREE disposal!