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County’s Slash-mulch site opens for the season April 7

Wildfire preparedness begins at home, dispose of branches properly

Douglas County's slash-mulch site in Castle Rock will open for the season April 7.

Are you keeping busy with yard work this spring? Did you know that disposing of branches and shrubbery properly not only helps to mitigate properties for wildland fire prevention, but also is good for the environment?

Douglas County’s slash-mulch site, at 1400 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock, opens April 7 and will remain open on Saturdays-only from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through October 27. The perfect place to dispose of branches and shrubbery, the site also gives residents the opportunity to go home with fresh mulch.

Douglas County’s other slash-mulch site, 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 branches, shrubbery and loose pine needles with a maximum length of 6 ft. and maximum diameter of 12 inches.

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

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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