We are happy to announce that FIRESafe MARIN, with funding from the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, will conduct a curbside pickup chipper program in many areas throughout Marin in 2021. The Hidden Valley Chipper Days are currently scheduled for July 19th and October 18th.
All you need to do is sign up for a pick up at: https://www.chipperday.com/marin.
Chipper crews will dispose of a 10'x4'x4' pile of cut vegetation at no cost. Lay all vegetation in your pile the same way with the base of the branch or plant facing toward the street (so that it can be easily picked up and placed in the chipper) at your curb by 8am on our chipper event day. Limbs must be less than 8 inches in diameter. Please note; the actual pickup of material may be delayed for 1-2 days due to volume. Grass clippings, loose leaves, soft vegetation can't be chipped and must be disposed of in your green waste cans.
2020 Chipper Day Report Available
The 2020 Chipper Program completed 2,400 curbside pickups that removed 14,766 cubic yards of flammable material across 70 Firewise Communities in Marin. During our Fall 2020 Chipper Day, 20 Hidden Valley neighbors contributed approximately 160 cubic yards of material removed. For full report on the 2020 program including funding and success metrics, please see: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gB1r3BhrA6eOuaIOKSljBaaN6hU0dt_4/view
Please be certain to report your Chipper Day participation to Rob Goldman as a contribution to our 2022 FireWise renewal. All your defensible space and home hardening improvements help Hidden Valley remain a FireWise Community. For more information about FireWise and the benefits, please see: https://firesafemarin.org/firewise
Did you know that Mill Valley Refuse provides curbside cleanups as part of your service?
In Corte Madera and Hidden Valley, one of your the curbside cleanups can be yard waste. This is a great way to reduce flammable yard waste and increase the defensible space around your home. Up to three (3) cubic yards of material* is allowed for yard waste cleanup. Sound like a lot?
It's twenty-one 32-gallon trash bags!
Schedule Your Cleanup
Scheduling Your On-Call Curbside Cleanup
Just call Mill Valley Refuse at least 24 hours in advance of your regular garbage pickup day to schedule one of your personal curbside cleanups. Phone: 415-457-9760
Office hours: Monday – Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Mill Valley Refuse
Branches must be tied in bundles less than 5′ in length and light enough for one person to lift; loose material may be bagged in compostable PAPER bags only. *
Curbside Cleanup Details
• Cleanups must be scheduled in advance.
• Limit per each cleanup is three (3) cubic yards (three cubic yards equals twenty-one 32-gallon trash bags).
• All articles for disposal must be at the street no later than 6:00 am on your normal collection day.
• Place all trash and rubbish in disposable boxes or containers. No containers or garbage carts will be returned.
• Items can be bundled together with strong cord but must not be over five (5) feet long.
• There is a 60-pound weight limit on all items.
MV Refuse cannot take the following items: cement, rocks, dirt, ashes, auto parts, household hazardous wastes, E-wastes (televisions, computers, etc.), tires, appliances, furniture, mattresses, construction material or yard waste (unless specifically allowed in our jurisdiction).
On regular, non-clean up days.
If you have extra yard waste, which does not fit in your cart, call us the day before your pick-up at (415) 457-9760 to ensure any extra bags/bundles will be picked up and not left behind. There is a $6.00 charge for each bag/bundle.