Defensible Space Rebate program


Creating defensible space around your home is a vital step in wildfire safety. This includes removing vegetation, chipping, tree trimming or removal, vegetation disposal and other similar work. Removing and disposing of vegetation can reduce the likelihood of your house, or your neighbors house, burning in the event of a wildland fire. 


Truckee Fire Protection District's Defensible Space Rebate Program will reimburse you the cost of a 6 yard Green Waste dumpster rental so you can remove vegetation and create defensible space around your home.  Simply provide a paid receipt from the Eastern Regional Landfill and we will reimburse you the full cost of the dumpster rental. See details below.  


Green Waste dumpster information

  • $70 per dumpster.

  • 6 yard dumpster, maximum of 1 per household.

  • Call TTSD to order at (530) 583-7800.

  • Available May- September only. These will sell out, so book in advance!

  • Delivered to property on Wednesday and retrieved full the following Wednesday.

  • Loose materials only – do not put in bags!!


  • Limited funds are available. The program is available while funds last or until September 1st, 2019.

  • Rebate will be mailed 30 days after receipt of the invoice.

  • One rebate per property up to $70.

  • Your receipt must include proof of payment, property address, payee name, and mailing address

  • Property must be within the Truckee Fire Protection District boundaries. Check District Map.

Submit your receipt via any of the following methods:

  • Email:

  • US Mail: PO Box 2768, Truckee CA 96160

  • In Person: Truckee Fire District Station 91, 10049 Donner Pass Rd Truckee CA 96161 (M-F 8am - 5pm)

  • Questions? Contact us at 530.582.7850