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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Returns to Nevada County

Green background with dates for upcoming green waste events

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, in partnership with the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and CAL FIRE, are hosting FREE self-service green waste disposal, and wood chip pick-up.  As storm recovery continues, residents are encouraged to take advantage of this popular program.  Defensible space guidance can be found at


What: Green waste disposal

April 9, 10, 23, 24
May 14, 15, 28, 29 
June 11, 12, 25, 26
8:00 am to 3:00 pm each day

12625 Brunswick Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Acceptable green waste: biomass consisting of all tree and plant trimmings, weeds, leaves, branches, and pine needles. 

Unacceptable items: Scotch broom, poison oak, Himalayan blackberry, items with a diameter greater than 28 inches, tree stumps, and root balls. Absolutely no household waste or trash. 
This is a community-wide effort. Please monitor what is being loaded for drop-off and be willing to share your Nevada County residential address. Those interested in volunteering should contact Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at

Funding for this project provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Fire Prevention Program as part of the California Climate Investments Program.

Nevada County Chipping-Green Waste-Firewood Program, is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at:

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