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 1st through October 31st.


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.  


Eligible material:

  • Brush and tree limbs up to 8 inches in diameter, either green or recently dead
  • Minimum of 2 feet in length
  • Maximum 8 feet in length

Non-eligible material:

  • Old, dead, hard branches with no bark attached
  • 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.