NO COST 'COMMUNITY CHIPPING' EVENTS
The Amador Resource Conservation District (ARCD) will host Community Chipping Events at various locations throughout Amador County in 2023. Landowners will be able to bring vegetation material cleared from their own properties to these Community Chipping Events, in which a contractor and industrial chipper will be used to chip the material.
Chipping will be provided at no cost to Amador County residents. Please read all requirements below before attending a Community Chipping Event.
All Chipping Requests and Community Chipping Events will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis.
COMMUNITY CHIPPING DAYS 2023
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING
BEFORE ATTENDING A COMMUNITY CHIPPING EVENT
The ARCD has received grant funds to provide chipping services for neighborhoods and individual homeowners in Amador County who are willing to put the work in to make their property fire-safe. Please read the instructions below before attending a Community Chipping Event:
- This program is only available to residents of Amador County.
- Program is limited to 1 hour of chipping.
- Green Waste Only. No large trees, building materials, general debris or garbage.
- This program is intended to help create defensible space of a minimum of 100 feet (or to property line) around your primary residence. The intention of the funding is not for clearing acreage or vacant parcels.
- Please print, complete, and bring the 'Green Waste Disposal Form' shown below to the Community Event you attend:
Create defensible space by clearing brush 100 feet from buildings (or to property line) and 20 feet from driveways. Please refer to the CAL FIRE pamphlet for further guidance on creating defensible space.
Visit ReadyForWildfire.org for more information about creating and maintaining defensible space.
The following are the requirements for bringing material to a Community Chipping Event. We reserve the right to refuse chipping service if these requirements are not met:
- Name, Address, Accessors Parcel #, and email address will be recorded before material is chipped. Hours spent clearing the material to be chipped shall be tracked by the contractor and reported to the ARCD.
- Material must be free of roots, stumps, rocks, mud, poison oak, scotch broom, blackberries and other vines.
- Material can be up to 6 inches in diameter and needs to be at least 3 feet in length (no longer than 10 feet.) The longer the better for the crew, as it is easier to feed through the chipper.
- The ARCD will provide service on a first-come, first–serve basis. We limit service to individual customers at a maximum of 1 hour per visit during the Community Chipping Day.
- The ARCD Community Chipping Day is meant for residents to assist in the removal of vegetation surrounding their homes, NOT FOR INDUSTRIAL OR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.
The ARCD is not able to chip foreign materials, non-vegetative items or lumber of any kind, such as:
- Piles of Leaves, Pine Needles, or Yard Clippings
- Poison Oak
- Decaying Wood
- All Varieties of Broom
- Commercial Properties, Timber Harvest Projects, Commercial Projects or Vacant Lots
- Blackberries/Vines/Anything with Thorns
- Root Balls, Stumps, Dirt, or Twigs
'ROADSIDE CHIPPING' IS ANOTHER OPTION FOR ASSISTANCE
Roadside Chipping is available for residents of Amador County. Once vegetation is cut and piled by the landowner, the landowner should submit an application for Roadside Chipping. Click the link below for more information.
INTERESTED IN A COMMUNITY CHIPPING EVENT?
Please contact Megan Watts with any questions or for further information:
Phone: 1 209-214-9727