[5/19/17] Free Fire Fuels Brush and Debris Dumping at Transfer Station

Date(s) - 05/19/2017 - 05/20/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Transfer Station

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Attention Residents of the Chelan and Manson area: We are once again going to work towards reducing fire fuels within the Chelan Valley in advance of summer. There will be two weekends (May 12 &13 and May 19 &20) where the normal $8.00 dump fee at the transfer station will be waived for those people wanting to reduce brush and woody vegetation debris considered to be fire fuels from around their homes and lots.

The free weekend is not for normal yard waste. The offer is open to residential applications only and is limited to removal of brush that could contribute significantly to wildfire spread. Examples of brush that is considered a fire fuel would be sagebrush, juniper, arborvitae and bitter brush. Please cut the brush into lengths that are no greater than 8 feet in length. Please do not bring leaves, grass clippings, trash, noxious weeds, stumps or any other normal yard waste to the brush pile that weekend. If you bring normal yard waste not specifically listed above, you will pay the regular $8.00 dumping fee.

The Chelan County Transfer Center is asking that people with loads of brush to bring the brush in thru the entry gates at the transfer station, so that they can keep an account of all amounts. The hours of the transfer station are:

Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am To 5:00 pm

The Chelan County Transfer Station wants the public to know that there is a large pile of rough chips available for free to the public. These chips retain moisture, are a good weed barrier, and are attractive on large slopes.  The public should go through the entry gates to get to the chip pile and individuals are responsible for loading the chips into their trucks or trailers.

Let’s all work together to make the Chelan and Manson area more fire safe! If you have any questions, please contact Karen Sargeant at (509) 682-8015.