We do not currently have a grant to fund this program. In order to keep this valuable and popular service available, residents will be billed travel time and service time at $75 per hour with a minimum of 1 hour per visit. While this is a change from suggested donations, we hope you will understand it's the only way to keep this service running in the absence of grant funding. For that nominal fee, you'll still have a 3-4 person crew. Comparable services are $250 - $350 per hour. Thank you for understanding!
The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County will chip brush that is cleared from defensible space of any permanent structure, and/or 30’ from any roadside or driveway used for evacuation purposes. Our chipping service is limited to 4 hours per customer per application. Your partnership is greatly appreciated in making Nevada County safer from wildfire!
Our chipping service is known as a drive by service. This means no specific time or date is given. Your piles should be complete and ready to chip when you submit this request. As long as program guidelines are met, there is no need for a resident to be home when piles are chipped.
The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is not able to chip foreign materials/Non-Vegetative items/Lumber of any kind.
We're sorry, but we can not chip the items listed below. If you'd like to dispose of these items, Waste Management offers a “Green Waste Pick-Up” program to dispose of such materials. They can be contacted at (530) 274-3090.
The following requirements must be met in order for us to chip at your location. We reserve the right to refuse chipping service if these requirements are not met and a travel time fee will be assessed even if we cannot perform the work.
NOTE- FAILING TO FOLLOW PROGRAM GUIDELINES OR INCLUDING PROHIBITED ITEMS IN YOUR PILES WILL RESULT IN A TRIP CHARGE, REGARDLESS OF WORK COMPLETED.
Click on the button to submit your online chipping request. A confirmation email will be sent to you right away, and we'll schedule you as quickly as possible.
*A limited number of applications may qualify for free chipping services based on income, age, and/or disability, ask about a fee waiver.