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Register Now for the July 14-15 Chipper Days! FREE Curbside Pick-Up!

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Sleepy Hollow's June chipper days were our most successful ever.  Sleepy Hollow residents committed 1100 hours to help remove more than 2000 cubic yards of vegetation, reducing the fuels avaialble for wildfires and helping make ours a Firewise USA community!
 
We're coming around again next weekend to pick up hazardous vegetation at your curbside, July 14-15.  Online registration required!
 
All Sleepy Hollow residents are required by law to maintain Defensible Space at all times to reduce the risk of wildfire.  To help you dispose of hazardous vegetation, SHFPD holds multiple chipper days each year.  This year, in June and July, we're coming door-to-door to pick up LARGE PILES at your home (for small quantities, please continue to use your green cans).
 
July 14-15, 2018
Curbside Pick-Up
Time: 8AM-4PM
Location: At the curbside in front of your home.

Next Chipper Days - Mark Your Calendar!

July 14-15, 2018
Curbside Pick-Up
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: At the curbside in front of your home.
Online registration required! Due to high demand, we can't promise whjich day we'll be by to pick up.
 
October 6, 2018 (to coincide with the creek clean up)
DROP-OFF ONLY
Time: 9AM-3PM
Location: End of Butterfield Rd.
No registration required

 1. CREATE DEFENSIBLE SPACE

Please review the  booklet, “Living With Fire in Sleepy Hollow.”  All Sleepy Hollow residents received a printed copy by mail in May, and a PDF version is available for download here.  It contains valuable information regarding wildfire risk, defensible space, and firescaping.   Additional information on creating Defensible Space is available at www.firesafemarin.org. The law requires that all property owners remove the flammable vegetation on your property to create a defensible space of at least 100 feet (PRC 4291).

2. STACK MATERIAL at Curbside
  1. CHIPPER CREWS WILL DISPOSE OF UP TO 5 CUBIC YARDS OF CUT VEGETATION AT NO COST (APPROXIMATELY 4'X4'X8', STACKED).  Larger quantities are OK, but must be noted in your registration form.
  2. Limbs and branches, 1" to 6" diameter,  brush, woody material, broom are OK!  NO Grass, loose leaves, or soft plants (dispose of these in green cans, please).  The chipper can only dispose of limbs, branches, and woody material.
  3. Bamboo and Juniper are OK in 2018 - please note in registration form.
  4. No material should be greater than 6” in diameter.
  5. Stack material with the CUT ENDS FACING THE STREET!
  6. All vegetative material should be free of rocks, dirt and other foreign material that could damage the equipment. No lumber, fencing, or other materials may be chipped.
  7. Material must be fire hazardous vegetation and must originate in Sleepy Hollow.
  8. No lumber, metal, plastic, or other materials.
3. QUESTIONS

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