Jefferson County 2016 Slash Collection: May 21 through Nov 6

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Got Slash?
March 17, 2016

It’s time to start spring cleaning your property and clearing out all your tree debris!

Jefferson County is once again hosting a summer-long slash collection program at which you can drop off all of your slash. The 2016 slash collection program will be traveling to many different locations throughout Jeffco and will operate every weekend, except July 2-3, from May 21 until Nov. 6.

A single load will cost $20 and only credit cards will be accepted. A single load is a truck bed full to the truck cab height or a trailer up to 8’x5’x4’. If your load exceeds these parameters, you will be charged additional fees accordingly. The fees help offset the costs for the processing equipment, staffing and to help keep the program sustainable so it can continue into future years.

What Can be Brought to a Jeffco Collection
Slash includes tree debris and limbs with a maximum length of eight feet and a maximum diameter of six inches. This year, you can bring loose pine needles, tree bark and pine cones and they no longer have to be bagged.

What is Not Accepted
So what can you not bring? We cannot accept items such as household trash, tree stumps, metal of any kind, rocks, yard waste/grass clippings, construction materials and lumber.

Why Participate and Bring Us Your Slash?
Keeping debris cleared and thinning out trees is vital to forest health. Our forests evolved with fire. Fire cleared out dead, diseased or dying trees to make way for younger healthier trees. However, with us moving into forested areas, we must now help out Mother Nature and thin out our forests to decrease the spread of disease, beetles and other pests and most importantly reduce the potential for devastating wildfires.

Removing slash and creating a defensible space around your home is the first line of defense against wildfires. You can create zones around your home, removing any fire fuels, such as tree debris, in the first zone, which is closest to your home. This is not only important for your property, but it means being a good neighbor too, reducing potential hazards for the entire area. Great tips on how to protect your home and property can be found on the Jeffco Sheriff’s wildfire mitigation page and at www.firewise.org

This spring and summer, make a point to clean up and clear out your tree debris. Then make sure to take your slash to one of the collection sites. Visit the slash web page to find the nearest location to you.

2016 Slash Collection Schedule - Please select a link below for all the details

Slash Collection: May 21-22 @ Coal Creek Fire Station #2
Slash Collection: May 28-29 @ Evergreen Fire Station #8
Slash Collection: June 4-5 @ Conifer High School
Slash Collection: June 11-12 @ Evergreen High School
Slash Collection: June 18-19 @ Parmalee Elementary School
Slash Collection: June 25-26 @ Blue Mountain Open Space
Slash Collection: July 9-10 @ West Jeff Middle School
Slash Collection: July 16-17 @ Marshdale Elementary
Slash Collection: July 23-24 @ Evergreen High School
Slash Collection: July 30-31 @ Parmalee Elementary
Slash Collection: Aug. 6-7 @ Conifer High School
Slash Collection: Aug. 13-14 @ Jeffco Evergreen R&B Shop
Slash Collection: Aug. 20-21 @ North Fork Fire
Slash Collection: Aug. 27-28 @ Foothills Fire Rainbow Station
Slash Collection: Sept. 3-4 @ Evergreen Fire Station #8
Slash Collection: Sept. 10-11 @ Settlers Road Property
Slash Collection: Sept. 17-18 @ Wagon Wheel Open Space
Slash Collection: Sept. 24-25 @ Blue Mountain Open Space
Slash Collection: Oct. 1-2 @ Mount Vernon CC
Slash Collection: Oct. 8-9 @ Shaffers Crossing R&B Shop
Slash Collection: Oct. 15-16 @ Conifer Community Park
Slash Collection: Oct. 22-23 @ Wagon Wheel Open Space
Slash Collection: Oct. 29-30 @ Settlers Road Property
Slash Collection: Nov. 5-6 @ Jeffco South R&B Shop
New! Slash Collection: Nov. 12-13 @ Thunder Valley Park
What is accepted?
  • Slash – limbs, branches and tree debris
  • Maximum length – 8 feet
  • Maximum diameter – 6 inches
  • Loose pine needles, tree bark and pine cones (no longer need to be bagged)
What is NOT accepted?
  • Household trash
  • Tree stumps
  • Construction material and lumber
  • Metal material of any kind
  • Rocks
  • Yard waste/grass clippings
The cost to drop off a single load will be $20. Credit cards only. Load parameters are based on six cubic yards (162 cubic feet) of material:
Truck bed full to truck cab height
Trailer up to 8' d x 5' w x 4' h
Loads exceeding these parameters will be charged additional fees accordingly

Fees help offset the cost for the processing equipment, staffing and keeping the program sustainable so it can continue into future years.
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Last edit: 15 Oct 2016 08:37 by Mountain-News-Events.
18 Mar 2016 14:10 #1

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Replied by ScienceChic on topic Jefferson County 2016 Slash Collection: May 21 through Nov 6

An update on Park County Slash Collection:
I talked to Platte Canyon Fire and they didn't have any additional info as CUSP is running this project for ParkCo. They did tell me that they are not going to do their slash collection this year as they have in years past.

I spoke with Mike Brazell and he said the paperwork has all been signed, but apparently they have to put in a road to access the property (it's located next to Hog Heaven) so there are still no concrete dates on when this will start or how frequently they'll be able to have collections.

I've got a message into CUSP, waiting to hear back - they would know the most so as soon as I hear anything I'll pas it along.

In the meantime, Jeffco Slash Collection starts this weekend so get those loads ready to go!
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Replied by Mountain-News-Events on topic Jefferson County 2016 Slash Collection: May 21 through Nov 6

According to someone in line right now at Conifer High School, the line is about 1/3 of the way down the drive for the slash collection. Thank you for mitigating your properties!
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04 Jun 2016 10:01 #3

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Replied by CUSP on topic Jefferson County 2016 Slash Collection: May 21 through Nov 6

Park County Slash Collection
After many a weather delay this spring, we are closed to finishing the construction of the New Bailey Slashsite. We are anticipating mid-July opening.
The (brand new) address is: 195 CR 72 in Bailey. It's at the top of Crow Hill, behind the softball fields. Road work is being completed today, and fencing will commence tomorrow (June, 10, 2016). Fencing should take a couple of weeks and is being completed with the help of TeensInc a non-profit youth work team out of Nederland and Denver. We would also like to thank Park County for their guidance, the State of Colorado for the lease on the land, P&A tree service out of Alma for some equipment and an operator and Moore Hardware and lumber for some great deals on materials.
So here's the Info:
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-3p, Park Co. Residents $15/ pick up load, $20 non-residents. Website should be up early next week at: www.BaileySlashSite.com .


We are now looking for community members as volunteers to help run the site. If you are interested please visit: volunteer.cusp.ws/?page_id=103 and fill out the form, please put Bailey Slashsite in the "Tell us more" field. We'll get back to you ASAP.

And Thanks to everyone in the community for their patience while we worked out the numerous details of this great public project. We look forward to seeing you there!

-Jeff Ravage- North Fork Watershed Coordinator- Coalition for the Upper South Platte
09 Jun 2016 14:09 #4

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Replied by Mountain-News-Events on topic Jefferson County 2016 Slash Collection: May 21 through Nov 6

The Fairplay Slash Site will Open
May 14th, 2016

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturdays Only
(more hours may be added depending on demand)

Bring your slash from thinning to the Slash Collection Site in Fairplay!

FEE: $10.00/Load of CLEAN slash (a load is equivalent to one pick-up bed full)

MULCH: Is unavailable at this time.

PLEASE READ REQUIREMENTS BEFORE BRINGING A LOAD
Slash Requirements:
  • Max Length = 6 feet
  • Max diameter = 8 inches
Forbidden Items:
  • NO Stumps,Roots,Lumber
  • NO Tires, Dirt, Household trash
  • NO Metals, Weeds, Grasses
Location: At the Fairplay waste transfer station- the entrance is just east of NW Fire off Hwy 285- on the hill behind the Aspens.


The Slash site is operated by: CUSP- the Coalition for the Upper South Platte .

To ensure success and sustainability of this important program, CUSP needs volunteer assistance at the slash collection site. For more information contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or phone us at: (719)748-0033
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Replied by CUSP on topic Jefferson County 2016 Slash Collection: May 21 through Nov 6

Howdy Folks!
Construction at the Bailey Slash Site is now complete! We are looking at an early August opening. We ran into a few hic-ups, but we are in the hiring/training mode now and look forward to putting up a big: OPEN sign in a couple of weeks. I will post here when the date is firm. Thank you all for your patience while we worked through all the stuff required to open YOUR slash site.
16 Jul 2016 16:13 #6

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Replied by Mountain-News-Events on topic Jefferson County 2016 Slash Collection: May 21 through Nov 6

Slash Site Opens Aug 5, 2016

The slash site will begin operation on Friday, August 5, 2016 and be open from 9 AM to 3 PM each weekend until the end of October. Get your piles Ready!

For the year 2016, the slash site is for private homeowner use only. No contractors are allowed, we plan on allowing this activity next year. Prices will be: $15.00/ pick up truck load (or equivalent) for Park County residents. The fee will be $20/ load for non-residents. We will have each person fill out a short form when dropping off to help us track where work is being done and to what extent. Accurate information is a benefit to everyone and will help in coming years in forest management planning.

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Replied by Mountain-News-Events on topic Jefferson County 2016 Slash Collection: May 21 through Nov 6

Posting per request of Mr. Ravage:

The Bailey Slash Site will be closed, tomorrow only, Sept. 30th, 2016, due to a staff emergency. It will resume regular hours on Saturday, Oct, 1. Please spread the word, sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks,

Jeff Ravage
North Fork Watershed Coordinator
Coalition for the Upper South Platte
www.cusp.ws
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