Defensible Space and Community Clean Up Event

Grab a bag and help clean up our Town!

The Town in partnership with Mammoth Disposal, Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, and Volunteer Eastern Sierra (VES) has scheduled a Defensible Space and Community Clean-Up event on May 13 & 14. 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 Day 

Take pride in our Town by volunteering on Saturday, May 14 to beautify our streets, parks, trails and public spaces. Drop by Footloose Sports on May 14 from 9:00am-12:00pm to collect complimentary trash bags, a community clean-up map, and recycling information along with helpful clean-up tips. 

Defensible Space Clean-Up 

Protect your property from wildfires by creating and maintaining defensible space around your home on May 13 & 14. 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 to 15 feet (not to exceed one-third of the tree). 

Clean-up Event Details 


Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14, 2022

Bag Pick-up:    

  • May 2-13: Town of Mammoth Lakes Offices (437 Old Mammoth Road, Ste. 230)
    • Times: Mon-Fri, 8am – 12pm or 1-5pm (limit 5/person)
  • May 14: Footloose Sports (3403 Main Street) 
    • Times: 9am-12pm (limit 3/person)

Green Waste & Trash Drop-off

  • May 13-14: Town Yard (299 Commerce Drive - NOT at the Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station)
    • Times: 8am-3:30pm daily (volunteers needed at the Town yard trash drop-off area)

What you CAN drop-off…

Pine cones/needles, grass clippings, leaf debris, tree limbs less than 12” in diameter, dog waste and community trash. Household, HOA or property 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; and e-waste (TV’s and electronics). 

FREE Tire Drop-Off

Tires can be taken to the Benton Crossing Landfill (899 Pit Road) on Friday, May 13 between 8am-4pm and Saturday, May 14 between 8:30am-12:30pm. Each passenger vehicle can transport no more than 9 tires at a time per state law. Over that requires a waste tire hauler permit or a waiver from the local enforcer. If you wanted to get a waiver for your waste hauler, call Jill Kearney (760) 924-1846.

Want to Volunteer?

Register online at, or contact Kathleen Taylor at Volunteers needed at the Town Yard Trash Drop-off area. Thank you in advance of your time to help make Mammoth Lakes a great place to live, work and play! 

Need more information?

Contact Jena Carter, Code Compliance Officer at (760) 965-3636.