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 and old firewood. Items that will NOT be accepted include sod, lawn clippings, manure, hay, dimensional lumber, commercial waste, trash or rocks. This program is funded by the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.
For more information, visit washoecounty.us.