City of Okanogan Chipping Event
Time & Location
About The Event
The Okanogan Conservation District received funds to provide alternatives to back yard burning to reduce harmful particulate pollution from smoke. This is 1 of 4 pilot project being done this year. Okanogan CD and the City of Okanogan will be doing a free community chipping event Oct. 15th. Debris will need to be set out before the morning of Oct. 15th. This event is limited to residents withing the city limits of Okanogan and participants must be registered before Oct 10th.
Amount accepted: We are requiring participants to put no more then 3 pickup truck loads of material at the end of the driveway.
Material accepted: clean, natural, woody debris up to 6 inches in diameter and up to 10 feet in length.
DO NOT SET OUT: lumber or construction materials, metal, seeds or cones, Russian olive, Chinese elm or other toxic material or weeds, bags of leaves or pine needles.
- Please stack materials neatly, with all butt ends facing the same direction. Stack material at the end of your driveway. Do not impede sidewalks and roadways.
- Cut bitterbrush, sage, or other open-branching plants into pieces that can feed into the chipper more easily. If material is not stacked correctly or is not clean woody debris it may not get chipped by City of Okanogan crews.
- The City of Okanogan will chip the material October 3rd. The city will continue to chip debris if additional days are needed.
Once registered, participants will receive detailed instructions and how to pick up chips for use in home landscapes or other projects.
Funding for this event is provided in part by a Pollution Prevention grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Okanogan.
For more information contact:
Mindy Untalan firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-422-0855 ext. 109
Rachel McClure email@example.com or 509-422-0855 ext. 104