Following this winter’s storms, Monterey Bay Air Resources District and County Supervisor John Phillips have partnered with the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County to offer a free chipping program to affected Prunedale, Royal Oaks and Castroville residents.
The goal of the program is to provide free tree chipping services to help residents and reduce air pollution from burns (Burn season ended May 8th). The RCD would like to provide chipping services to as many people as possible based on community needs and allotted program funds. Priority will be given to those who contacted the Air Resources District, County Supervisor John Phillips or the RCD by May 5th. Assuming your tree debris pile fits the specifications detailed below, free chipping services can be provided to you at no cost. Chipped materials will be left on your property.
If you meet the program guidelines, free chipping services will be provided to you on one of the following weekends: May 27-28, June 3-4, or June 10-11. Additional chipping dates may be offered. Please have your debris pile in place by Wednesday, May 24th, so the operator can confirm the condition of your pile prior to coming to your property to chip.
Program participation will depend upon your agreement with providing a debris pile outlined under Program Guidelines below. Should the chipping operator decide, after arriving to your property, that the pile does not conform to the outlined guidelines, your pile may be excluded from the program and not receive chipping services.
Please carefully read the program guidelines and complete the online registration. Each address must have a separate completed registration and be submitted by the property owner or resident. Online registration has been extended to Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 5pm.
To participate, the following requirements must be met:
Register using the Register button below. For questions, contact the Project Administrator