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Dispose of yard waste properly as part of your wildfire mitigation plan

Drop off tree limbs, shrubs and brush at the County’s slash-mulch sites

Posted on March 24, 2022 2022Breaking NewsDC OutdoorsHistoric and Natural Resources


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.

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