TAHOE DONNER’S CHIPPING PROGRAM IS NOW MANAGED BY THE TRUCKEE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Request Pickup

Truckee Fire Protection District will now manage curbside green waste pickup (formerly chipping) in Tahoe Donner through Measure T funding. The Tahoe Donner Forestry Department will no longer pick up piles eligible for chipping. Tahoe Donner residents must request green waste pick-up online via TruckeeFire.org/GreenWaste.

The Green Waste Pickup program will run from May 1 through October 31.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Town of Truckee’s Green Waste Drop-Off Day at Trout Creek Rec Center will be on May 31 from 8AM to 1PM. Self-service drop-off days are another convenient way to dispose of residential green waste. More Info.


Truckee Fire is committed to supporting property owners’ defensible space maintenance by offering disposal options for eligible debris. A list of eligible green waste materials and pile requirements can also be found online at TruckeeFire.org/GreenWaste


Measure T Funds Continue to Benefit Tahoe Donner 

Thanks to Measure T Funds that allow the Truckee Fire Protection District to manage the chipping program, homeowners will benefit from a more streamlined process and a longer window for green waste pick-up. Additionally, the Tahoe Donner Forestry Department will reallocate its resources to further its efforts on the continued maintenance of common areas and fuel breaks.  


Material being hauled away must be:

  • Stacked neatly with the cut or large ends facing the street.
  • Stacked no higher than 6 feet.
  • Stacked curbside in an open area with 3 feet of clearance from: snow poles, fire hydrants, bear boxes, utility poles, trees, landscaping, and other features that would limit the ability to mechanically grapple the pile.

Eligible material:

  • Woody biomass: shrubs, tree limbs, trees up to 8 inches in diameter
  • Maximum 6 feet in length

Non-eligible material:

  • Bark, pine needles, dirt and pine cones
  • Roots or root wads (tree stumps)
  • Scrap lumber
  • Lot clearing for construction
  • Garbage (trash)
  • Metal or wire

    


Woodchips

For more information about woodchip use for landscaping with regard to fire and defensible space, click here.