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Green Debris Drop Off Day

Green Debris Drop Off Day in Ashland on Sunday, May 7, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
CONTACT:
Brian Hendrix, Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator
City of Ashland, Fire & Rescue
541.552.2231
brian.hendrix@ashland.or.us
 
Ashland Fire & Rescue, Recology Ashland and the Fire Adapted Committee are pleased to announce the 12th Annual FREE Green Debris Dropoff Day, where Ashland citizens can clean up and drop off green yard debris for FREE! “You can create a fire-adapted yard before the fire season starts, by removing the ‘fuel’ for a potential wildfire,” stated Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator, Brian Hendrix, with Ashland Fire & Rescue.
 
On Sunday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., take your green yard debris to the Valley View Transfer Station at 3000 N Valley View Rd. Removing fine fuels like leaves, pine needles, small branches and flammable plants away from your house and gutters can significantly reduce your wildfire risk and help prevent the spread of wildfire within the City of Ashland.

Accepted materials include: leaves, pine needles, small branches, brush and other green debris. Prohibited materials include: trash, stumps, logs, firewood and treated lumber. In addition, if you bring green debris in bags they need to be emptied and taken with you.
 
This program is for Ashland residents only and is in conjunction with Recology Ashalnd. Proof of residency will be required (driver’s license, utility bill, and so on). A small number of volunteers will be on site to assist with removing green debris from your vehicle, upon request.
 
Recology Ashland will take your deposited green debris and compost all of it--- Leaving the debris out of the landfill! More information at ashalnd.or.us/GreenDebris.
 
Wondering what else you can do?
It’s not too late to follow the Wildfire Preparedness Campaign themes at ashland.or.us/wildfirepreparedness to take actions to prepare your home and property for wildfire, including:
  • Harden Your Home against embers and flames, and
  • Be Firewise by adapting your property to wildfire
Request a wildfire risk assessment for your home:  Ashland Fire & Rescue and the Fire Adapted Ashland Committee have created an all-volunteer “Wildfire Risk Assessor” Program (WRAP) to help us continue to build and maintain a resilient, fire adapted community. The Ashland Volunteer Wildfire Risk Assessor (WRA) performs wildfire home risk assessments within Ashland City limits to advise property owners and residents on the wildfire risks associated with their property and how to reduce those risks. *Request a risk assessment online.

*Please note: there is a waiting list due to the high demand for this service. Please be patient, you will be contacted as soon as possible to schedule your assessment within the next few weeks.
 
Find more info at ashland.or.us/wildfirepreparedness and coming soon, staff will present information at local stores/businesses and the Tuesday Farmer’s Market in Ashland.
 
 “We are better together!”
 
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Released on April 24, 2023

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