In Park City, we benefit from four full seasons of beauty and change. With changing seasons come fallen leaves and branches which become deadfall by spring. This excess material building up around our homes and trees can present a very real fire danger and put our community at risk.
For this reason the PCFD runs a wood-chipping program for local residents. We ask our residents to collect deadfall, brush, limb up trees, and pile the materials at their curbsides. After filling out our online form to register your piles for collection, we will come to your location, collect the materials, chip them down, and either leave the wood chips with you or haul them away.
We anticipate that our chipping program will start on May 14th, 2018 and will run through August 31st, 2018. We will stop taking reservations on August 20th, 2018.
Please see the FAQ below for answers to your most asked questions. On the bottom of this page is a link that will take you to our registration page. Thanks for taking the time to help keep our community safe.
Wood Chipping FAQ
Follow the link at the bottom of this page to register to get your piles chipped.
We have one chipping machine which is staffed Monday through Friday. We follow a defined route through the Park City Fire District boundaries. When we finish with the piles in one area, we will move on to the next area. When we are done with the route, we will start again at the beginning. The time that it takes from the time that you register your pile to the time that it gets chipped depends on where we are currently chipping and how many piles there are between us and you. Click here to see this week’s update on our chipping location.
We have divided the Park City Fire Service District into 14 areas. Click here for more information as to where our crews are and where they will be going next.
The Park City Fire District chipping program is meant to help the most amount of people in the shortest time. We do this by chipping piles in a specific area. We cannot make any promises as to when we will be able to chip your pile.
If we are unable to chip your pile due to the pile being outside of our rules, we recommend that you search the internet for local landscapers. They may be able to help you. The Park City Fire District does not recommend any one service over another.
- The maximum size of pile that we will chip is 6 feet long by 6 feet tall by 6 feet wide.
- The log butts must be facing out and in the same direction.
- The pile must be less than 5 feet from the curb and not blocked by gates or fences.
- No building material is allowed.
- Wire of any kind is not allowed.
- Garbage, dirt or debris of any kind is not allowed.
Our chipping crew will not chip a pile if it is too large. You will need to reduce the size of your pile or split your pile into multiple piles. Our chipping crew will not chip “6 feet by 6 feet by 6 feet worth of a larger pile.”
No. We no longer accept payment for larger piles or multiple piles. We will chip as many piles as you have, but we will only chip one pile per lap through the district.
Yes. Each pile must have its own application. We will not return to chip an additional pile if there is not an application for that additional pile.
Dirt, wire, and construction debris will damage our chipping machine. This will result in causing delays as we will have to take the machine out of service for repairs.
We load the logs to be chipped into the machine by hand. It is not safe for our chippers to manually handle logs greater than six feet in length. Also, as the logs get longer, they also get heavier. Since we load the logs into the chipping machine by hand, there is a limit on what we can physically lift.
Due to past experiences, it has become necessary to require that the piles to be chipped be placed within 5 feet of the curb. This is done to avoid situations where our chipping machine and the vehicle that pulls it gets stuck or causes property damage.
There are a couple of reasons that we would drive past a pile. These include reasons as simple as our truck being full and in need of emptying or our route for the day not including that pile. Also, our chippers will not chip a pile if it is not registered. If the owner of that pile does not register for our service, we don’t know if that pile is there for us or someone else. Lastly, if a pile does not meet our requirements, we will not chip that pile. In those cases, we will contact the owner of the pile and discuss options.
If you have registered your pile, you should have gotten a confirmation email indicating that we received your request. If you didn’t receive this email, please contact us to see the status of your request. If you did receive that confirmation email and your pile hasn’t been chipped, you can rest assured that your pile is in line and will be chipped when we are in your neighborhood. You can see our status on this page which is updated weekly on Mondays. If you feel that there is a different problem, contact us at (435) 940-2484 or email@example.com.
We offer presentations for HOAs or other interested parties on how to prepare your home and your land for wildland fires. Contact us at (435) 940-2484 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact us at (435) 940-2484 or email@example.com for requirements for a neighborhood chipping day.
Yes. All piles to be chipped must have an application filled out.
You can reach us at (435) 940-2484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.