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Boulder County offers free wood chipping to residents

Chipping events are hosted in communities that are willing to bring together five or more neighbors willing to work together.
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As part of an effort to help Boulder County residents with wildfire mitigation around their home, the county, in partnership with Wildfire Partners, is offering a community chipping program. 

The program is free to all county residents. Those interested can bring slash — green branches and brush — to be disposed of in a safe and sustainable manner, according to a news release from the county.

The program began in 2023 with chipping events that supported 500 homes within Boulder County through funding provided by the Wildfire Mitigation Sales Tax. The program has grown and is expected to support over 1,000 homes this year. 

“Wildfire Partners saw an almost immediate success to last year’s launching of the chipping program. Residents had been waiting for a new Chipping Program, and the quick response demonstrates just how proactive our communities are becoming,” said Boulder County Chipping Coordinator Zack Bertges. “We added additional chipping contractors to increase capacity and made some changes internally to support this fast-growing program. It’s a very exciting time for residents to jump in and participate.”

Chipping events are hosted in communities that are willing to bring together five or more neighbors willing to work together. A county-approved chipping contractor will provide the services at the event and haul away the debris.