NWFPD will begin our chipping program for 2021 on June 1st.. The county only has 2 chippers available for the fire districts to use and NWFPD’s allotted time for a chipper is June and July only. You may call the station to reserve a spot on this year’s chipping list.
You can also bring slash to the Fairplay Slash Site located just north of NWFPD’s Station 2 on HWY 285 in Fairplay.
Link to the location of the Fairplay Transfer Station : https://goo.gl/maps/rgkcwS9QoTLiwQsD6
North-West Fire Chipping Program
North-West Fire Protection District is helping residents and property owners create defensible space by providing free chipping for branches, logs and small trees. If you clear woody vegetation from around your home and stack it in a slash pile, we’ll chip it at no cost to the homeowner. The piles must be accessible, and must meet the guidelines listed below. If the piles do not meet the guidelines, it is possible to burn these piles in the winter with the help of the department.
Residents have two options for discarding materials: Bring material to NWFPD Station 2 or pile material along the road beside your residents and NWFPD will bring the chipper to you. **Please note wood chips will be dispersed on residence property.
Accepted materials include trees, logs and branches up to 12 inches in diameter, free of nails and wire. The following restrictions apply:
- No willows or cottonwood: Willows and cottonwood have high moisture content, so they help to slow the spread of fire. They also clog chipping equipment because they are very fibrous.
- No construction or building materials, treated lumber, fence posts or signs.
- No shrubs, root wads, stumps, dirt or rocks. These items clog and damage chipping equipment.
- No grass clippings, trash, weeds or bags of leaves.
Please contact North-West Fire with your address and phone number for materials to be chipped.
- Stack piles neatly (no bags), with the large ends of branches facing the road.
- Place piles within 5 feet of the roadway, but not touching the road or in drainage ditches.
- Maximum pile size is 5 ‘x 5′ x 5’. There is no limit on the number of piles you may put out. If you have more than 20 piles, please notify us one week prior to your chipping date.
- After crews have removed your pile, clear away any remaining branches, needles and debris.
- Do not combine piles with neighbors’ piles.
Example of a “Good Pile”
Example of a “Bad Pile”
For more information on the NWFPD chipping program, call or email Kyle Stamp (719) 836-3150, firstname.lastname@example.org