Slash Collection

To prepare for the coming wildfire season, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is hosting two slash drop-off events. From 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2019 property owners within the Fire District are encouraged to bring slash to Stanley Park on Community Road. The drop off location will be near the Skate Park.

Appropriate materials (outlined below) can only be accepted during the designated times within the gated area. Please note that if guidelines are not followed, the Fire District may not be able to host future slash drop-off events.

Slash consists of tree trimmings, small tree trunks, and shrubs that have been removed to create or improve defensible space around structures.

Materials accepted:

• Branches/tree trimmings

• Small tree trunks

• Shrubs (no root balls)

NOT acceptable:

• Pine needles, cones and other small yard debris

• Stumps

• Flood debris

• Material from businesses/commercial sites

EVFPD extends thanks to the volunteers working these events and to the Town of Estes Park for providing the drop-off location and assistance with moving materials.

Fire fighters appreciate all the work property owners do to reduce wildfire hazards before there is an immediate threat. Once a wildfire threatens an area, there isn’t time to do this important mitigation work. Start improving the defensible space around your home now! Learn more at www.estesvalleyfire.org/wildfire.

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