Spring cleaning isn't just for your Reno home. Now is the perfect time to clear away weeds and dead vegetation. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is sponsoring a public Reno area biomass collection from April 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012 to encourage all Truckee Meadows residents, including those in the Reno area, to keep a clear space around their homes to set up a defensible barrier for your home in case of wildfires in the area.
Only some vegetation will be accepted at the biomass collection sites. These include: brush, dead trees, old firewood, trees, tree branches, tree bark and weeds. Commercial waste, scraps of lumber, hay, lawn clippings, manure, rocks, sod and trash will NOT be accepted. Remember, this Reno area biomass collection effort is meant for dried natural vegetation found around your Reno home, NOT for trash that is normally picked up by your regular trash company.
There are four different Reno area biomass collection sites you can bring your dried vegetation to:
Silver Lake Fire Station (11525 Red Rock Rd, Reno)
South Reno (East end of Kenneth Dr, Virginia Foothills)
Spanish Springs (470 Rockwell Blvd)
Truckee Meadows Fire Station (1240 Eastlake Blvd, Carson City)
While you are spring cleaning inside your home, clear away the weeds and other dead vegetation around the exterior to increase the safety of you and your family in case a wildfire breaks out. You can bring your dead vegetation to any of the four Reno area biomass collection sites from now to June 30, 2012 for free. Protect your home and your family this spring.