Green Waste Disposal


Green WasteThe Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, in partnership with the County of Nevada and Waste Management, are hosting FREE green waste disposal sites on weekends throughout the month of May. Residents may drop off green waste material at six locations. Green waste disposal locations staged throughout Nevada County will accept green waste only.

Acceptable items: Biomass consisting of all tree and plant trimmings, dead plants, weeds, leaves, branches, and similar materials that fit into a Green Waste Cart. 

Unacceptable items: Items with a diameter greater than six inches, tree stumps, and root balls. Absolutely no household waste or trash will be accepted. 

This is a community-wide effort fueled by many volunteer hours. We respectfully ask for you to closely monitor what is being loaded for drop off and help each other on site at the drop locations. 

This program will take place from 8am-4pm.

 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4-5 & 18-19 Only

Nevada County Fairgrounds Gate 8, Brighton Street Grass Valley, CA 95949 

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays in May

  • Peardale Chicago Park Fire, Station 57,   18934 Colfax HWY Grass Valley, CA 95712 
  • Higgins Fire Station Protection District, Station 21, 10106 Combie Rd. (Corner of HWY 49 & Combie Rd.) Auburn, CA 95602 
  • 12270 La Barr Meadows Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 
  • Lake Wildwood Campground On Pleasant Valley Rd. between Lake Wildwood Dr. (Main Gate) & Wildflower Dr. (North Gate) Penn Valley, CA 95946 
  • Corner of Jones Bar Rd. & Owl Creek Rd. Nevada City, CA 95959

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For Town of Truckee residents 6-yards of free green waste disposal is available at Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal during the following dates and times: If material is transported in bags, the bags must be emptied on site by the hauler. To facilitate unloading, position a tarp on the bottom of the truck bed or trailer before loading the material. Don’t forget to cover the load for safe hauling.

8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1– October 31   
Monday – Saturday

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal
Hwy 89 & Cabin Creek Rd. Truckee, CA 96161 (530) 583-7800 

 To take advantage of the free drop-off, residents are required to bring proof of residency. 


Waste Management Drop-Off  
Take green waste to local disposal vendors year-round. Standard disposal rates apply.

McCourtney Road Transfer
14741 Wolf Mountain Rd. Grass Valley, CA (530) 274-0120 Wednesday – Sunday, 8:00am-3:30pm 

Residential Curbside Pick-Up
Make regular maintenance part of your routine. Both Waste Management and Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal offer 64 and 96-gallon containers for year-round curbside pick-up.