This year 2013, North Tahoe Fire is pleased to provide Chipping Service to our residential customers. The program will be subject to some changes. We will have one crew operating in the district. North Tahoe Fire will not be chipping in Alpine Meadows at the present time.
The crew will be chipping Monday thru Thursday. The crew will not be hauling chips away. You can have the chips left in a pile or broadcast back onto your property. The size of your debris pile must not be larger than 6' high by 6' deep by 20' wide.
The North Tahoe Fire Chipping Crew will be spending 30 minutes at each residence that has requested chipping. The debris piles that are stacked neatly with the butt ends together, piled close to the street where the NTF Chip Crew can drive up and access the pile safely, should be chipped entirely at the prescribed size in the time alloted.
WE DO NOT CHIP BOARD LUMBER, PINE CONES, PINE NEEDLES OR BARK.
To request Chipping Service please call the new number: 530-584-2322 or 530-583-6911 ext. 622. or request via the North Tahoe Fire "Chipper Request Form" located within this section.
North Tahoe Fire Protection District Area Specific Chipping Zones: Areas are designated by snow melt for the most part. Brockway enjoys the most southern exposure of the sun with snow pack subsiding first. Our first day of Chipping will be around May 28th, 2013 for training. The first published weeks for Chipping Service are as follows:
BROCKWAY, KINGS BEACH, TAHOE VISTA. THE WEEKS OF
5/28, 6/24, 7/22, 8/19, 9/16
AGATE BAY, CARNELIAN BAY, CEDAR FLAT, DOLLAR POINT
6/3, 7/1, 7/29, 8/26, 9/23
LAKE FOREST, TAHOE CITY, TAHOE TAVERN, ALPINE PEAKS, SUNNYSIDE
6/10, 7/8, 8/5, 9/2, 9/30,
PINELAND, WARD CREEK, TIMBERLAND, SWISS TAHOE, TAHOE PINES, HOMEWOOD, TAHOMA (Placer County Only)
6/17, 7/15, 8/12, 9/9
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