Alternatives to Burning

Before You Burn, Try Alternatives First.

compostingComposting
  • Reduces smoke pollution
  • Creates rich, fertile soils
  • Reduces landfill waste
  • Easy and effective way to dispose of leaves and pine needles

For more information on composting call the Nevada County Master Composters program at (530) 273-0919.

chippingChipping/Shredding
  • An effective treatment of limbs, branches, leaves, pine needles and vegetation.
  • Creates valuable landscaping material used for mulch and weed suppression.
  • Chipping/shredding service may be offered in some areas*.

*The Nevada County Fire Safe Council has a “suggested donation” Chipping and Shredding Program in Western Nevada County. Call (530) 272-1122 for availability and more information.

By Holger.Ellgaard (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsGreenwaste Pickup
  • Waste Management of Nevada County offers a very affordable greenwaste pickup program. Contact Waste Management at (530) 274-3090 for details.