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Washoe County launches 'green waste' program to replace pile burning

Photo: Masaki Ikeda

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is launching a new "green waste" collection program to replace pile burning in Washoe County.

According to a statement from Truckee Meadows, residents would have two days - Oct. 28, and Nov. 18 - to get rid of lawn waste and dead vegetation.

“This past spring TMFPD had over 30 permissible days for open burning, and even with the record moisture we received, we still responded to 12 fires that were the result of escaped residential pile burns,” Fire Chief Charlie Moore said in the statement.

Anyone looking to get rid of their green waste must show proof of Washoe County residency.

Items that won't be accepted include food, household garbage, e-waste, tires, paint, furniture or hazardous materials.

The following stations will accept green waste:

  • Lemmon Valley Station 223, 130 Nectar St
  • Silver Lake Station 221, 11525 Red Rock Rd
  • Hidden Valley Station 37, 3255 W Hidden Valley Dr
  • East Washoe Valley Station 16, 1240 East Lake Blvd

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