Biomass Pile / Fuels Reduction

October 22, 2021 Update:

Due to inclement weather expected this weekend, the Burn Pile will be closed on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 and will reopen on Wednesday, October 27.


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.

Please note that burned vegetation will not be accepted at the Burn Pile.

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.