County’s Slash-mulch site opens for the season April 6

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

Douglas County's slash mulch site entry with times and days open for business, opening in 2019 on April 6 until Oct. 27.
Douglas County’s slash-mulch site in Castle Rock will open for the season April 6.

Did 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 6 and will remain open on Saturdays-only from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through October 26. The perfect place to dispose of limbs, shrubs and brush, the site also gives residents the opportunity to go home with fresh mulch.

Douglas County’s other slash-mulch site, located at 7828 S. Colo. 67 (2.5 miles north of Deckers), is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. year-round.

Acceptable items at both sites include tree limbs, shrubs, brush with a maximum length of 6 ft. and maximum diameter of 12 inches.   Loose pine needles are accepted but must be keep separate from other items.  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 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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