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Chipping Event is FREE for residents of Chelan County

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The Firewise Communities Chipping Event is open to all landowners in Chelan County. Chipping is free and will be done by a professional crew.

This is a great way for residents to clean up their property and dispose of hazards fuels at no cost. Landowners get the piles ready and leave them at the end of their driveways and the crews come right to them! The resident doesn’t need to be present during chipping.

Sign-up are available until Sept. 30, 2017. You can sign-up through Survey Monkey at this link. Once you sign-up, the forms will be sent to you, and forms due as close to Oct. 1 as possible.

Chipping begins Oct. 23, 2017.

Allowed:

  • trees & limbs up to 8” diameter
  • trimmings & brush

Not Allowed:

  • noxious weeds*, sod, animal waste, garbage, or plastic bags, please (*As defined by the Chelan County Noxious Weed Control Board at (509) 667-6576 or www.co.chelan.wa.us)

In Addition:

  • Maximum amount of debris per property is 10 cubic yards. Piles need to be sorted and stacked correctly.

(Photo courtesy of Cascadia Conservation District)

Stacking Piles for Chipping:

  • Debris should not be blocking any traffic.
  • Cutting and stacking of debris should be done prior to the chipper’s arrival. The crew will not wait while you cut.
  • When stacking the debris, please place all the stems of trees and brush pointing in the same direction with the cut ends toward the road. This makes the pile easier to pull apart to feed the chipper. Maximum pile height is 5 feet.
  • Individual cut pieces must not be thicker than 8” in diameter
  • Stack similar sized items together in piles. Please hand-pile items.

This service is FREE for residents of Chelan County and is brought to you by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Firewise Communities, and the Cascadia Conservation District.

For questions or additional information contact Amanda Levesque Newell with Cascadia Conservation District at amandal@cascadiacd.org or (509) 436-1601.

(Submitted by Amanda Levesque Newell, Cascadia Conservation District)

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