Welcome to Chipper Day
We are happy to announce that FIRESafe MARIN, with Measure C funding from the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, will conduct a curbside pickup chipper program in many areas throughout Marin in 2021.
To participate in the program you MUST book a reservation no later than the Friday preceding the week of your neighborhood’s scheduled service.
Piles are required to be ready at the curb by 8:00 AM Monday and will be picked up by Friday of the same week.
Please review this website closely prior to making a reservation as it contains all the rules and guidelines on the 2021 Chipper Program.
Need to Cancel? If you have already made a reservation and would like to cancel, please click here.
Enter your address below to see if there is an upcoming event that includes your address. If so, you can create a reservation for that event. Please read the Terms of Service before creating a reservation.
house number, street address, and ZIP Code are required
If there is nothing currently scheduled in your area please check back later in the season or signup to be notified of future events.
Program Details & Preparation
Reservations are given on a first come first served basis. When capacity is reached, registrants will be placed on a wait list. Waitlisted reservations will not receive a pickup. If space opens, those reservations may be added and residents will receive a confirmation email indicating they have been moved off of the waitlist.
Checkout the video to prepare for our chipping events.
Preparing for Chipper Day
Rules to Follow
Material in excess of 8” in diameter cannot be chipped.
Your pile must not exceed 15 feet x 4 feet x 4 feet.
Piles with unpermitted items or any portion of a pile greater than 15x4x4 feet that has not been pre-approved for removal may be left behind and will become the resident’s responsibility to remove.
Your pile must be within 5’ of a place where the truck can access the pile and turn around on a road. Do not place piles where they are blocking a roadway or driveway or within 10 feet of a utility pole or fire hydrant.
Please do not bag or tie up your vegetation.
Pile Size & Placement
Lay all vegetation in your pile the same way with the base of the branch or plant facing toward the street (so that it can be easily picked up and placed in the chipper) at the curb by 8am Monday morning of the week of your event. Preferably piles should be on the uphill side of the drive or road if there is a slope.
Frequently Asked Questions
What CAN go in the chipper?
Tree limbs up to 8” in diameter.
Shrubs, brush, limbs, woody bushes, broom, cypress, juniper, firewood, etc.
What will NOT be taken for the safety of our crews?
Trash, poison oak, blackberry brambles, construction materials, lumber, regular yard waste, leaves, lawn clippings, bamboo roots, roots with dirt, rocks, or gravel
Bagged or tied material of any kind
What WILL be taken but can't be put in the chipper?
Palm fronds, bamboo, pampas grass - place next to pile
When will my pile be picked up?
Your pile will be picked up by Friday (we are unable to guarantee a specific pickup day).
This program is in high demand, if you do not have a pile ready please try to cancel as this lets us move one of your neighbors off the waitlist.
If you would like to cancel an existing reservation, please follow the link below. Note, you will need your confirmation code to complete the cancellation process.