News Flash


Posted on: April 9, 2021


Join us on May 21 & 22 to 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. 

This year's event is different from previous years as there is only one location to drop-off your green waste or trash.  Town staff/volunteers will NOT be collecting yard waste or household trash from properties. All 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 22 to beautify our streets, parks, trails and public spaces. 

Drop by Footloose Sports on May 22 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 21 & 22. 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 

  • Dates: Friday, May 21 & Saturday, May 22, 2021
  • Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm daily
  • Bag Pick-up: May 3 – 22, Town of Mammoth Lakes Offices, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Ste. 230 (limit 3/person)
  • Saturday, May 22 at Footloose Sports (9am-12pm) 
  • All Green Waste & Trash Drop-off: 299 Commerce Drive (Town Yard) – NOT at the Mammoth Disposal 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. Household, HOA or property trash; large bulky items (furniture, appliances, old tires, mattresses, etc.); metal objects (refrigerators, snow stakes, motorized equipment, etc.); recyclable materials, food waste; and e-waste (TV’s and electronics). 

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. 

Want to Volunteer?

Register online or Annemarie Hall, Volunteer Eastern Sierra at (949) 636-4003. 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.

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