When is the chipping program coming to Frisco?
The chipping program is coming back to Frisco and Copper from July 6-10. Piles must be stacked by 8:00am on Monday, July 6.
What is the chipping program?
You can protect your home from wildfire with help from the Summit County Chipping Program. Summit County government helps residents and property owners create defensible space by providing free chipping and disposal for branches, logs and small trees. If you clear woody vegetation from around your home and stack it in a slash pile, Summit County will chip it and haul it away at no cost.
When it comes to wildfire, it takes everyone to protect everyone.
Each neighborhood in Summit County has one designated week, during which households may set out piles of trees and branches for chipping and removal. View the Chipping Fact Sheet/Schedule (pdf), or view an interactive map of the 2020 chipping schedule, where you can enter your address to find your neighborhood’s chipping week.
Please note that the schedule is subject to slight modifications in order to redirect crews to other locations based on volumes of materials set out in each neighborhood.
- Stack piles neatly (no bags); place trunks and branches perpendicular to the road, large ends facing the road, small ends facing your property.
- Place piles within 5 feet of the roadway, but not touching the road or in drainage ditches.
- Viewed from the road, maximum pile size is 5 feet high, 5 feet wide; maximum length of individual trunks and branches is 10 feet.
- Maximum number of piles for each property is 10 piles.*
- Do not combine piles with neighbors’ piles or place piles in other neighborhoods.
- After crews have removed your pile, clear away any remaining branches, needles and debris.
Accepted materials include trees, logs and branches up to 12 inches in diameter, free of nails and wire. The following restrictions apply:
- No willow or cottonwood: Willow and cottonwood have high moisture content, so they help to slow the spread of fire. They also clog our chipping equipment because they are very fibrous.
- No construction or building materials, treated lumber, fence posts or signs.
- No rotten wood, root wads, stumps, dirt, rocks, or shrubs: These items clog and damage our chipping equipment.
- No grass clippings, trash, weeds or bags of leaves.