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The Town in partnership with Mammoth Disposal, Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Mammoth Lakes Tourism, and Volunteer Eastern Sierra (VES) have scheduled a defensible space and community clean up event from June 25-27. 

This year’s event is notably different from previous years as the Town will NOT be collecting household trash, large bulky items, metal objects, food waste or e-waste from your property or have stations located throughout Town.

The Town is providing free trash bags for you to fill up with green waste or community trash and for you to drop-off the full bags at no charge between Thursday, June 25 to Saturday, June 27 at 299 Commerce Drive. 

For every bag of trash turned in, volunteers will be entered into a raffle to win gift cards from local businesses!

Defensible Space Clean-Up: June 25-27
Protect your property from wildfires by creating and maintaining defensible space around your home. The defensible space zones start from the building, structures, decks, etc. up to 100 feet or the property line. You can promote a healthy defensible space zone by removing ground litter and trimming up trees 15 feet (not to exceed one-third of the tree). Please click here for detailed information. Defensible Space is the law in wildfire-prone areas. 

  • EMPTY Bag Collection: Collect your free empty trash bags (limit 5/person) for you to fill-up with green waste from the Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station (59 Commerce Drive). Transfer Station hours: Mon-Sat 6:30am-7:30pm, Sunday 6:30am-5:00pm.
  • FULL Bag Drop-Off: Leave your bags full of green waste at no charge between 8:00am-3:00pm from June 25-27 at 299 Commerce Drive (Town Yard, not Transfer Station).

Community Clean-Up Day: June 27
Take pride in our Town by volunteering to beautify our streets, parks, trails and public spaces on Saturday, June 27. 

  • EMPTY Bag Collection: Meet at Footloose Sports (3043 Main St) between 9:00-11:30am to receive supplies, collect complimentary empty trash bags and get community clean up assignments. A bag a person really helps!
  • FULL Bag Drop-Off: Leave your bags full of community trash at no charge between 8:00am-3:00pm on June 27 at 299 Commerce Drive (Town Yard, not Transfer Station). 

What you CAN drop-off
Pine cones/needles, grass clippings, leaf debris, tree limbs less than 12” in diameter, dog waste and community trash (no household trash). The drop-off location will be monitored throughout the event and anyone trying to drop-off excluded items will be turned away.

What you CANNOT drop-off
Household, HOA or property trash; large bulky items (furniture, appliances, old tires, mattresses, etc.); metal objects (refrigerators, snow stakes, motorized equipment, etc.); recyclable materials, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW); food waste; and e-waste (TV’s and electronics). These items must be taken to the Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station at 59 Commerce Drive for a fee per rate schedule. 

COVID-19 Precautions
To keep our community safe, we ask volunteers to wear face coverings, bring their own gloves, and stay 6 feet away from others not in the same household unit.

To volunteer for the Defensible Space and Community Clean-Up Event, visit or contact Kathleen Taylor, Volunteer Eastern Sierra at (760) 815-9950.

For information about the event, please contact Stuart Brown, Parks and Recreation Director at (760) 914-7110 or visit