Chipping service offered to residents outside of city limits |

Chipping service offered to residents outside of city limits

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Lake Valley Fire Protection District is offering a free chipping service to El Dorado County residents who live outside South Lake Tahoe city limits.

This year, LVFPD is also working with South Tahoe Refuse’s Recycle/Green Waste Program to offer slash removal in the city. South Tahoe Refuse will pick up piles smaller than two cubic yards on collection day as long as the piles are bundled and tied with twine and placed curbside, adjacent to trash.

LVFPD will continue its curbside chipping program for county residents in its jurisdiction outside of city limits. Residents who wish to participate must place slash and brush piles adjacent to a driveway or street so the chipper and crew can access it. Piles must be in an area where equpiment can easily be turned around. The ends of the piles must be facing the street or driveway. Everything in the pile must be less than six inches in diameter. Piles must also be free of dirt, rocks, wires, lumber and trash. LVFPD also advises that the piles must be homeowner-generated and are easier to chip if they are wider instead of taller. Piles that are inaccessible – block by cars, in a tight cul de sac, too far from the road, etc. – cannot be chipped. The chips will be left on the resident’s property.

Anyone with a pile they would like to have chipped can call LVFPD at 530-577-2477.

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