Community Green Waste Disposal


Community Green Waste Disposal

Free Community Green Waste Disposal

The Fire Safe Council has partnered with the County of Nevada and Waste Management to provide free green waste disposal sites in the spring of 2019.

This program is designed for residential green waste only, and participants are responsible for unloading their own vehicles. Dumpsters will be available for depositing green waste. Acceptable items include: biomass consisting of all tree and plant trimmings, dead plants, weeds, leaves, branches, and similar materials that fit into a Green Waste Cart. Please note, items with a diameter greater than 6 inches, tree stumps, root balls, and household waste will not be accepted.

The Residential Green Waste Disposal Program will be open to the public
free of charge, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

May 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th

  • Peardale Chicago Park Fire Station 57,18934 Colfax Hwy Grass Valley, CA 95712

  • Owl Creek, corner of Owl Creek Rd. & Jones Bar Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959

  • La Barr Meadows - 12270 La Barr meadows Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945

  • Lake Wild Wood Campground, between the Main and North gate on Pleasant Valley Rd,

    Penn Valley, CA 95946

  • Higgins Fire Station 21- 10106 Combie Rd Auburn, CA 95602


May 4th & 5th, 18th & 19th ONLY

  • Nevada County Fair Grounds, GATE 8, Brighton Street, Grass Valley, CA 95949

Other ways to handle your green waste:

The Community Green Waste Drop program provides a solution to dispose of vegetation that is closer to your home than the McCourtney Road Transfer Station (MRTS). Community Green Waste Drop sites are secured where we can find local volunteers to assist in monitoring the site to ensure that garbage is not left and that survey information is obtained for our funding sources.

Advertisements, local signage, and newsletters are used to promote the sites. Local volunteers monitor the sites, and collect survey information for us to calculate local match from landowner’s labor in clearing the vegetation from their property.

A cut off date is set and the contractor grinds the material and transports it off site to a regional cogeneration facility.