Alternatives to Burning
Updated November 6, 2014
Residential Chipping Programs
This curb-side chipping program is supported in part by federal/state grants secured through a partnership of the Placer County Resource Conservation District, Placer County, Placer County Sheriff's Department, Placer County Air Pollution Control District and CAL FIRE. These grants are used to help offset and/or reduce the homeowner's full cost of utilizing the chipper service. Cost-share rates are subject to change based on the availability of grant funding and will be set annually.
This program is managed by the North Tahoe Fire Protection District for the Placer County portion of Lake Tahoe area, including the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadow areas.
Composting is easy and can be done at home. Contact the U.C. Davis Master Gardeners' Rotline at 530-889-7399 for information on how to compost.
Solid Waste (garbage) and Recycling can be found under Placer County's Solid Waste and Recycling webpage.
Recycling Buy-Back centers or call 800-RECYCLE (800-732-9253)
Landfill Facility - between Roseville and Lincoln - Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA)
The Material Recovery Facility is located at 3195 Athens Ave. Lincoln, CA 95648. Link to a flier on information on recycling Call (916) 543-3960.
Transfer Stations - Auburn, Meadow Vista and Foresthill - Recology-Auburn Placer offers a recycling program Call (530) 885-3735 or (800) 573-5545
The Material Recovery Facility is located at Hwy 89 & Cabin Creek Rd. Truckee, CA 96161. Call 530-583-0148
These facilities help Placer County meet the State’s 50% waste reduction goal. These recycling facilities are used to sort trash and recover recyclable materials, such as steel, aluminum, plastic, glass, cardboard, newspaper, junk mail, office paper, paperboard, magazines, brush and wood.