Please sign up for our list of people who are interested in Free Roadside Chipping of wildfire fuels they have cut and piled by the road.
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By signing up to request Free Roadside Chipping, you will be put on a list so when we have funding to chip in your area we will know you are interested and can notify you.
If you do not sign up we will not be able to notify you when Free Roadside Chipping becomes available in your area.
Areas where we currently have funding to provide free chipping are roughly shown by the red circles on the map below.
Regardless of whether your property is within a red circle or not, please sign up so we will be able to notify you when we have funding to chip in your area.
Once you click on the red SIGN UP FOR FREE CHIPPING! button below, you will be taken to a page that says "Chipper Days are coming up in your neighborhood!" and once you enter your address, you will likely be informed "Sorry, there are no planned pick ups in your area."
That is normal, and is only until we get enough sign ups in your neighborhood, and funding to chip in your area, at which time chipping crews will be scheduled for your area and you will be automatically notified.
Be certain that the address you enter is valid and correct, or chipping crews may not be able to find your location once there is chipping in your area.
FSCMC realizes many of you signed up many months ago and have heard little from us. Some of you have expressed frustration. We apologize.
This is the first time FSCMC has undertaken a chipping program this large in scope. We are learning as we go and have recently engaged a company that provides software to make the process go more smoothly.
After we get enough sign ups in your neighborhood (about 20-30 properties near each other) that are in or near a red circle on the map below, we can then schedule chipping crews for your area, and because you have signed up you will be notified.
To give you time to cut and pile vegetation cuttings near the road, you will be notified at least three weeks before chipping crews come through your area.
Do not pile cuttings by the road expecting them to be chipped until you have been notified of the dates the chipping crews will be coming.
Success with this current chipping program will help make future funding for county-wide Free Roadside Chipping more likely. Success will depend in part on your participation and cooperation. You can help by talking with your neighbors and suggesting they sign up as well. Spread the word!
Thank you for your patience as we develop the program!
Together we can work to make your home, your neighborhood, and eventually all of Monterey County safer in event of wildfire.
So, sign up by clicking the red button below, and you will be notified when we have scheduled chipping crews to come chip in your area.
Zoom in on the map below to see where we currently have funding for roadside chipping.
Your support today may prevent wildfire tomorrow!
The Fire Safe Council For Monterey County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Please note, we may only solicit donations from California sources, though we may accept donations from anywhere.