Did you know that removing tree limbs, shrubs and brush from your property is an essential part of reducing the risk of a wildfire spreading to your property? Good news – Douglas County provides two locations for residents to dispose of this unwanted slash.
Douglas County’s seasonal slash-mulch site, at 1400 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock, opens Saturday, April 2, and will remain open on Saturdays only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 30. The perfect place to dispose of limbs, shrubs and brush, the site also gives residents the opportunity to go home with fresh mulch.
The County also maintains a year-round slash-mulch site, which is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 7828 S. Colo. 67 (2.5 miles north of Deckers).
Acceptable items at both sites include tree limbs, pine needles, shrubs, brush with a maximum length of 6 feet and a maximum diameter of 12 inches. Please note all loads must be covered upon arrival at the slash-mulch site.
While you’re reducing fire risk on your property, you can also take steps to safeguard your family in case of a widespread emergency, such as a fast-moving wildfire. Sign up for CodeRED alerts today to ensure you receive notifications from law enforcement when there is an immediate danger in the community.