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