Defensible Space and Community Clean Up Event

Grab a bag and help clean up our Town on June 23 & 24, 2023

The Town in partnership with Mammoth Disposal, Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Volunteer Eastern Sierra (VES) has scheduled a Defensible Space and Community Clean-Up event on June 23 & 24, 2023

Town staff/volunteers will NOT be collecting yard waste or household trash from properties. Trash must be dropped off (for FREE…) on the days and times listed below. 

Community Clean-up Event Details: 

Dates:             Friday, June 23 & Saturday, June 24, 2023

Hours:             8:00am – 3:30pm daily 

Bag Pick-up:    May 22 – June 23 (limit 5/person)

  • Town of Mammoth Lakes Office (Minaret Village Mall, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Ste. 230) 
  • Mammoth Disposal Office (Sherwin Plaza Mall, 625 Old Mammoth Rd. Ste. 2) 
  • Footloose Sports, Saturday, June 23  from 9am-12pm
  • Little Eagle Lodge, Saturday, June 23 from 9am - 12pm (swing by for coffee and donuts!)

All Green Waste & Trash Drop-off: 299 Commerce Drive (Town Yard) – NOT at the Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station. 

Community Clean-Up Day: June 24

Grab a bag…or two on Saturday, June 24 to clean up our streets, parks, trails, multi-use paths (MUPS’s), neighborhoods and public spaces. Drop by Footloose Sports on Saturday, June 24 from 9:00am-12:00pm to collect complimentary trash bags, a community clean-up map, and recycling information along with helpful trash collection tips. 

Protect Your Property with Defensible Space: June 23/24

Defensible space is the buffer between your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surrounds your home. This 100-foot space from your home or to your property line (whichever is closer) is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and to protect your home from catching fire - either from embers, direct flame contact or radiant heat. You can promote a healthy defensible space zone by removing ground litter and trimming up trees to 15 feet (not to exceed one-third of the tree). 

What you CAN drop-off…

Pine cones/needles, grass clippings, leaf debris, tree limbs less than 12” in diameter, dog waste and community trash; large bulky items (furniture, appliances, mattresses); metal objects (refrigerators, snow stakes, motorized equipment – no vehicles, all fluids must be removed); recyclable materials, food waste; e-waste (TV’s and electronics); and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). No tires will be accepted. 

Volunteer/Event Information 

Contact Jena Carter, Code Compliance Officer at (760) 965-3636 for additional information or to volunteer to help clean-up our Town. 

Thank you in advance of your time to help make Mammoth Lakes a great place to live, work and play!