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Okanogan CD Hosts Spring Air Care Events

Hello Residents of Okanogan County,


It's time for spring chipping! The Okanogan Conservation District will host free chipping events and green waste disposal throughout the county this March-June. Air care events promote better air quality by serving as an alternative to burning.

Sign-up for your community chipping event below and help spread the word!



Dumpster disposal event details can also be found below!



Learn more about free vegetative disposal at the Okanogan County Landfill. More details below!




Chipping Events:

Gather up your woody materials (branches, tree limbs, bushes, etc.) and stack 3-ft wide by 3-ft tall pile(s) at the end of your driveway by 8am on the day of your community event. A chipper will come through the communities listed below and chip the woody materials. If you are interested in participating, please make sure to sign up for your chipping event and provide contact information so we can find your materials!

* After materials are chipped, the chips will be left in place of the pile or transported to a central drop off area.

Learn more about how to use chips for landscaping, compost, mulch, etc., on our resources page.


Chipping Event Details -

March 28 - City of Okanogan (this mobile event may take a couple days, stack materials along roadside)

City of Okanogan Chipping
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Download • 8.33MB

April 8 - City of Twisp (this is a mobile event, stack materials along curbside by 4/7 to be chipped)

Learn more:

City of Twisp
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April 10, 12, 17, and 19 - Twisp Transfer Station Events! (This is a stationary event, bring materials to the transfer station 10am - 3pm)

Learn more on Clean Air Methow's website: Spring Yard Clean-Up Events - Spring 2024 — Clean Air Methow


April 25 - Nespelem (this is a stationary event, no sign-up necessary)

Drop off your materials on the day of Thursday, April 25th at the Pow Wow Grounds.

Additional details TBA, stay tuned.


April 29 - City of Omak (this mobile event may take a couple days, stack materials along roadside)

City of Omak Chipping
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May 6th - Crumbacher Community (this is a mobile event, materials should be stacked along roadside)

Additional Details TBA at a later date, stay tuned.


May 6th - Timberline Meadows Community (this is a mobile event, materials should be stacked along roadside) CLICK HERE to sign-up!


May 13th - Lost River Community (this is a mobile event, materials should be stacked along roadside)

CLICK HERE to sign-up!

May 20th - Pine Forest Community (this is a mobile event, materials should be stacked along roadside)

CLICK HERE to sign-up!


May 22nd - Sun Mt. Ranch Club Community (this is a mobile event, materials should be stacked along roadside)

CLICK HERE to sign-up!


May 28th - Buttermilk Community (this is a mobile event, materials should be stacked along roadside)

CLICK HERE to sign-up!


--- Green Waste Dumpsters:

This is for vegetative disposal of natural plant-based materials that cannot be chipped. Materials such as leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, woodchips, and pinecones are allowed. NO large woody debris, trash, or animal carcasses.


Woody Debris Dumpsters:

This is for vegetative disposal of natural plant-based materials that includes smaller woody debris such as bushes, twigs, branches that are less than 6-feet in diameter.

Dumpster Disposal Event Details - (read carefully to determine if the event is for green waste or woody debris disposal)

April 18th - April 23rd | Cascade Condos Community - green waste dumpster (located at community garden)

April 26th - May 6th | Timberline Meadows Community - green waste dumpster (located by bathhouse)

May 1st - May 6th | Pine Forest Community - green waste and woody debris dumpster (located at garbage center)

May 10th - May 14th | Cascade Condos Community - woody debris dumpster (located at community garden)

May 16th - May 23rd | Sun Mt. Ranch Club - green waste dumpster (located at trash/recycle center)

May 23rd - May 29th | Pine Forest Community - green waste and woody debris dumpster (located at garbage center)

May 23rd - June 3rd | Edelweiss Community - green waste dumpster (located at campground)

May 30th - June 5th | Wilson Ranch Community - green waste & woody debris dumpsters (trash/recycling center)


The Okanogan County Landfill is now accepting vegetative yard waste for FREE! This is only for the main location in Okanogan, and does not apply to transfer stations. Acceptable items include: branches, roots, leaves, grass clippings, flowers, plants, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables.


NO ash, freshly burnt wood, noxious weeds, plastic, rocks, sod, dirt, bricks, metal, tires, animal carcasses, chemicals/cleaning agents, toys, or trash of any kind.

 

We are happy to organize these events for our communities thanks to the support of The Washington State Department of Ecology, Okanogan County, and many other local community organizations.


Didn't see a chipping opportunity for your community? Contact us to express interest in organizing a future event!

Dylan Streeter - dylan@okanogancd.org or 509-429-4326



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