Biomass Pile / Fuels Reduction

The biomass collection for green waste at Turtle Rock Park is scheduled to be open again on Saturday, October 2. The fall schedule is listed below:

Opening Date: Saturday, October 2

Closing Date: Wednesday, November 24

Days Open: Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

County personnel will be on site during open hours to monitor the use. Check in procedures will be modified to provide adequate social distancing due to the COVID-19 situation. County staff will not be able to assist in unloading materials.

The Biomass Pile is typically held twice a year, in the spring and fall for Alpine County residents and is free of charge. The event is provided by Alpine County Department of Public Works in cooperation with Eastern Alpine Fire / Rescue and Alpine Fire Safe Council.

Accepted Materials

  • Branches
  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Limbs
  • Natural vegetation
  • Pine needles
  • Shrubs

Not Accepted Materials

  • Aerosol cans
  • Anti-freeze
  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Cement
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Construction debris and construction site clearing debris
  • Dirt
  • Furniture
  • Garbage
  • Household waste
  • Metals
  • Non-vegetation items
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Paint thinners
  • Pesticides and insecticides
  • Plastics
  • Recyclable items
  • Rocks
  • Solvents
  • Stumps
  • Tires
  • Trash
  • Treated wood
  • Vehicles
  • Wood with nails

Other Resources


 More Information
For more information, please contact Alpine County Community Development at 530-694-2140.