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County’s slash-mulch site opens for the season April 3, 2021

Wildfire preparedness begins at home. Dispose of tree limbs, shrubs and brush properly.

Posted on April 2, 2021 2021

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Douglas County slash-mulch siteDid you know that removing tree limbs, shrubs and brush from your property is essential for wildfire risk reduction? Good news – Douglas County provides two locations to dispose of this unwanted slash.

Douglas County’s slash-mulch site, at 1400 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock, opens April 3 and will remain open on Saturdays-only from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through October 30. The perfect place to dispose of limbs, shrubs and brush, the site also gives residents the opportunity to go home with fresh mulch.

The County also maintains a slash-mulch site, open year-round on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 7828 S. Colo. 67 (2.5 miles north of Deckers).

Due to the limited size of the slash-mulch site, please adhere to current Colorado COVID-19 precautions during your visit, stay in your vehicle until you are ready to unload and follow any instructions from on-site staff.  

Acceptable items at both sites include tree limbs, loose pine needles, shrubs, brush with a maximum length of 6 feet and maximum diameter of 12 inches. Please note all loads must be covered upon arrival to the slash-mulch site.

Items that will not be accepted at either site include appliances, dirt, grass, household trash, lumber, railroad ties, roots, stumps, yucca plants and weeds.

During open season a County operated loader will be available to load free wood chips for homeowners to use as mulch. Material can be picked up anytime during the season the site is open to accept slash.

In the event of inclement weather, please call 303.663.6274 to ensure that the site will be open as scheduled.

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