WEATHER WARNINGS IN EFFECT: Flood watch, winter storm warning, lake wind advisory, and avalanche watch through Tuesday, Feb. 21. Carry chains and drive cautiously. Be prepared.
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Downtown Truckee and Westbound I-80 are gridlocked with no alternative routes open. Be patient and drive safe.
Forestry > Chipping ProgramChipping Program
Applications for the chipping program are available for summer 2016. The chipping program starts May 31 and applications are available on May 1. The last day to fill out a chipping program application and get a pink chip tag is Sunday, October 9. Applications must be obtained from Member Services by end of day, October 9.
Materials to be chipped must be stacked with the cut or large ends facing the street. Make sure your pile or piles are in front of your home and stacked on the edge of the road. Do not stack your pile on access easements. Stack piles loosely no higher than 4 feet. You may make as many piles, as many times during the year as needed. Please remember to keep your piles away from snow poles, fire hydrants, trees, landscaping or structures.
- Brush and tree limbs up to 8 inches in diameter, either green or recently dead
- Minimum of 12 inches in length
- Maximum 8 feet in length
- Old, dead, hard branches with no bark attached
- Bark, pine needles and pine cones
- Roots or root wads (tree stumps)
- Scrap lumber
- Lot clearing for construction
- Garbage (trash)
- Metal or wire
Fill out a chipping application and put pink chipper tickets on your piles of material to be picked up. Piles without pink tags will not be chipped. Chipping applications and tickets can be obtained at Member Services Office, open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Applications and pink chip tags are no longer available from the forestry office.
Wood chips will be available for pickup from parking lot #1 the upper tier of the Downhill Ski Area Parking Lot, located to the southeast of the intersection of Slalom Way and Snowpeak Way, while supplies last.
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