A free greenwaste collection site will be in operation for the second year in a row at the old Roseburg Mill site on South Mt. Shasta Blvd.

The biomass collection site is scheduled to be open for about 45 days beginning Monday, May 2. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Created by a partnership of the Mt. Shasta Area Fire Safe Council, the City of Mt. Shasta, the Mt. Shasta High School football team, Siskiyou County, CalWorks, CALFIRE, and the Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County, the site is designed to help alleviate the costly burden of biomass disposal, according to a press release.

The site’s closing date will depend on fire weather.

Only green waste can be received at the site. No construction waste, rocks, stumps or other waste will be allowed.  
The goal is to give residents an excellent opportunity to perform spring clean-up of storm damage from past winter and also get property fire-safe compliant to the law, Public Resource Code 4291.

Recently it has been reported to local Fire Safe Councils that a number of insurance companies are issuing “comply or get cancelled” letters to insured property owners who are not meeting fire-safe requirements, the press release states.

The biomass collected will be processed as a free public service by owner Tristan Allen of the Siskiyou County-based CLT Logging Company and hauled to Roseburg Forest Products’ newly expanded biomass plan for conversion to electric energy, “lessening the region’s dependence on coal-fired electric production purchases from outside the region,” the press release states.

The old Roseburg Mill site is located across South Mt. Shasta Blvd. from Finlandia Motel.