South Lake Tahoe - Chipping Request Form
Please complete the form below to sign up for our FREE residential curbside chipping service at your property. Once the request is received, we will add your property to our list and provide the chipping service in accordance with the chipping schedule.
Please read the following:
This service is for homeowner use only. If the homeowner employed a contractor to create the defensible space, the contractor is responsible for the pile removal.
• The Chipping Crew is also a Fire Crew and can be deployed by District Fire Chiefs to fires in the area, or sent on assignments to out of area fires. This may delay the rotation.
• This is a curbside chipping program - All Piles need to be placed at the edge of the street with the cut end of the vegetation facing towards the street.
-Vegetation cannot exceed 6 inches in diameter
-Pile should not exceed 15 feet in length, 4 feet in height, and 6 feet in width
-Pile cannot contain pine cones, pine needles, stumps, lumber or residential waste
•Chips will be left onsite to be spread around the property for landscaping or erosion control.
-Chips cannot be located within 5 feet of any structure or combustible attachment
-Spread the chips to a maximum depth of 3” to create mulch areas
-Use noncombustible areas(dirt/rock/irrigated lawns) to break up large areas of chips
2021 Chipping Schedule:
The curbside chipping program is available June 15 - October 16, 2021.
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Piles that do not follow these guidelines will not be chipped.
Zone 1: Christmas Valley, South Upper Truckee, and San Bernardino
Zone 2: Apache, Elks Club, Jicarilla, and Susquehana
Zone 3: North Upper Truckee and Tahoe Mountain
Zone 4: Golden Bear, Fair Meadows, High Meadows, and Cold Creek
Zone 5: Stateline and Ski Run
Zone 6: The "Y" and Gardner Mountain areas
Zone 7: Al Tahoe, "City Streets", and Bijou
Zone 8: Tahoe Keys, Tahoe Island Drive, and Sierra Tract
Zone 9: Fallen Leaf Lake
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