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Wed, May 08


Edelweiss Community

Edelweiss Community Chipping Event (1)

Dispose of woody debris like branches and small trees without smoking out the neighborhood! Free event for residents within the Edelweiss community.

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Edelweiss Community Chipping Event  (1)
Edelweiss Community Chipping Event  (1)

Time & Location

May 08, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Edelweiss Community

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 several pilot project being done this year. Okanogan CD will be doing a free community chipping event April through June 2019 partnered with the Edelweiss Homeowners Association. The exact date the material needs to be set out will be announced at a later date. This event is limited to 25 residents within the Edelweiss Community and participants must be registered before May. Debris will be chipped and the chips will be sprayed out onto the participants property.

Amount accepted: For this event the contractor will only chip up to 4 equivalent pickup truck loads of material. Material must be easily accessible from the roadside.

Material accepted: clean, natural, woody debris up to 15 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 or near the road. 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 contractor.
  • The Contractor will chip the material between April-June 2019 depending on scheduling and weather conditions. Participants do not have to be at home when the chipping is happening.

Once registered, participants will be emailed detailed instructions.

Funding for this event is provided by a Pollution Prevention grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information contact:

Mindy Untalan or 509-422-0855 ext. 109

Rachel McClure or 509-422-0855 ext. 104

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