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City of Okanogan Chipping Event

May 6th City of Okanogan Chipping Event

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

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About The Event

The Okanogan Conservation District received funds to provide alternatives to back yard burning to reduce harmful particulate pollution from smoke. Okanogan CD and the City of Okanogan will be doing a free community chipping event May 6th. Debris will need to be set out before the morning of May 6th. This event is limited to residents within the city limits of Okanogan and participants must be registered before May 2nd 11:59 pm.

Amount accepted: We are requiring participants to put no more than 3 pickup truck loads of material at the end of the driveway.

Material accepted: clean, natural, woody debris up to 8 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 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 mindy@okanogancd.org or 509-422-0855 ext. 109

Rachel McClure rachel@okanogancd.org or 509-422-0855 ext. 104