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Chipper Program

Del Norte Fire Safe Council is offering FREE Curbside Chipping to Del Norte County Communities. This service reduces wildfire risk by working with community members to properly dispose of hazardous vegetation growing near structures. 

The Del Norte Fire Safe Council is a 501c3 Non-Profit.  Our services are partly paid for by grants tied to specific areas.  To expand our services to all the communities in our entire county everyone, we rely on tax-deductible donations from our community residents.  If you like our work, please consider donating.

Spring 2024 Curbside Chipper Schedule

  • Gasquet - May 4-5, 2024

  • Hiouchi - May 18, 2024

  • Fort Dick/Smith River - May 18-19, 2024

How It Works

In order to reach the most residents, please follow these steps. 

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Sign Up

Check the schedule to see what weekend your community is scheduled for.

Sign up below, or email to get on the list.  We'll then work with you to arrange a time that works for everyone.

Don't see your community?  Reach out and we'll help arrange a community program in your area.

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Cut your vegetation

Cut your brush, trim branches, and remove small trees.  We can chip up to 15" diameter, but it must be moveable by hand.

Try your best to keep material in 4' to 10' sections.  Longer is better than shorter.

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Place piles near a road

Place the vegetation you would like to chip within 10 feet of a road accessible to the chipper.  Stack piles no more than 4' high with cut ends facing the road.  Please to not tangle piles and do not use heavy equipment to build piles.

We must be able to access site with a full size pickup and 8000 lb chipper in tow.

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At the scheduled time we will chip you material.  We cannot haul the chips so they must remain on site.

If you'd like to specify a specific location for the chips on your property please let us know.

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What we will chip

  • Tree Branches

  • Brush

  • Trees/Logs over 3 feet in length

  • Any clean wood (no dirt) under 15" in diameter

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What we can't chip

  • Rocks, Dirt, Stumps

  • Construction Debris

  • Nails, Wire, Garbage

  • Over 15" in diameter

Chipper Program Sign Up

Please reach out to us if you would like to sign up for our free chipping days, would like to involve your community more, or would just like more information on our chipper program.  Thanks!

Thanks for submitting! You should receive a confirmation email. We received your message and will put you on our schedule.

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