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September 6, 2007
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Free fire safe green waste drops in Truckee area

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County in cooperation with Cal Fire, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Town of Truckee are providing free community green waste disposal sites in the Truckee area. The program is funded by a Proposition 40 grant to protect watershed health from catastrophic wildfire.

"We're pleased to be supported with funding to continue this valuable program. Homeowners in the Truckee area are often driving over an hour round trip to the local landfill. Having local green waste drop sites allows more time for residents to create defensible space for their communities," said Joanne Drummond, Executive Director of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County. Various locations and operating hours are available to provide locations convenient to homeowners to allow them to dispose of hazardous fire fuel vegetation cleared from around their homes and evacuation routes. The best time to clear your property is in the spring, but if you still have work to complete, be sure to do the work early in the morning when temperatures are cooler and humidity is higher than later in the day.

Drop off locations, dates and times are as follows:

Soda Springs Ski Resort, through Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pla-Vada HOA, through Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tahoe-Donner HOA, by appointment: Call 587-9432

Glenshire-Devonshire HOA, Oct. 13 and 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Truckee Rodeo Grounds, Oct. 13 and 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be a special pine needle bin provided at the Truckee Rodeo Ground location being sponsored by Sierra Disposal. Throughout the year, green waste and pine needles may be taken to the Eastern Regional Landfill for a low-cost.

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County also offers other free services to educate residents on defensible space and reduce the threat of wildfire through fuels reduction projects such as the green waste drops. For more information visit them at or call for personal service at 272-1122.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Sep 6, 2007 08:59PM Published Sep 6, 2007 02:16PM Copyright 2007 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.