This past weekend marked the final days at Knott Landfill and the Westside Collection Site to dispose of yard debris in an effort to prepare your home for wildfire season with defensible space.
Over the last nine days, Bend area residents brought 20,447 cubic yards of flammable yard waste to Knott Landfill, and the Westside Collection Site – demonstrating once again that Central Oregon residents take their own wildfire preparedness seriously.
In Jefferson County, residents responded at Box Canyon Transfer Station with 2,552 cubic yards in two weekends!
The FireFree message is a year-round effort to educate community members about how they can be prepared for wildfires. Residents are encouraged to visit the www.FireFree.org for more information on reducing the structural ignitability of homes.
There’s still one weekend left to dispose of yard waste and debris for FREE!
FireFree allows residents of Central Oregon the opportunity to dump yard waste and debris at no charge at area landfills and transfer stations.
Negus Transfer Station 8AM-4PM
May 16-17, 2014
2400 NE Maple Way, Redmond
Northwest Transfer Station 8AM-4PM
May 16-17, 2014
68200 Fryrear Road, Cloverdale (Sisters)
Southwest Transfer Station 8AM-4PM
May 6-17, 2014
54580 Highway 97, La Pine
Please remember to cover your loads! Drivers of uncovered loads and loads that lose debris along the roadways are subject to a large fine.
For participating residents please note that manure, sod and construction debris are not permitted free of charge during these clean up days. They will be accepted although regular rates for these materials will apply.
For more information about FireFree activities in your area, visit www.FireFree.org.