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Reduce fire danger and spruce up your yard for the season

Drop off tree limbs, shrubs and brush at the County’s slash-mulch sites, seasonal site opens Saturday, April 1

Posted on March 30, 2023 2023News and Events


Did you know that removing tree limbs, shrubs and brush from your property is an important part of reducing the risk of a wildfire spreading to your property? Good news – Douglas County provides two locations for residents to drop off this unwanted slash for free.

Douglas County’s seasonal slash-mulch site, 1400 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock, opens Saturday, April 1. Weather permitting, it will remain open Saturdays only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 28. In the case of inclement weather, please call 303-663-6274 for updated information. The site also gives residents the opportunity to go home with free mulch.

The County also maintains a year-round site to collect limited small loads, which is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 7826 S. Colo. 67 (2.5 miles north of Deckers).

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

While you’re reducing fire risk on your property, you can also take steps to safeguard your family in case of a widespread emergency, such as a fast-moving wildfire. Sign up for CodeRED alerts today to ensure you receive notifications when there is an immediate danger in the community.

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