2019 SLFPD Chipping Grant

Residents in the Sugarloaf Fire Protection District (SLFPD) can get slash chipping at a reduced rate, subsidized by SLFPD. Slash will be chipped and chips broadcast on the property, not far from the slash pile. In other words, it’s best to pile slash far from the house or other structure.

Pile slash with butt ends toward the road in a location accessible to a pickup pulling a trailer. Slash must include no branches larger than 4” diameter (2—3” or less is better). Stumps, roots, or anything with dirt, fence-wire or other hardware cannot be chipped, as these things damage the sharp knives of the chipper.

Cost of chipping

For up to three hours per property, SLFPD will reduce the chipping bill from $125 to $75/hr.

The Boulder County Community Sort Yard is another option for disposing of slash or other tree material—AT NO COST. The sort yard, 291 Ridge Rd., Nederland, is open Weds. through Sat., 9 a.m.—5 p.m. Slash, logs, wood chunks, etc. are accepted, with certain restrictions. The sort yard is open May 2 to October 13.

Contact CB Bassity (720-406-7835 or to schedule chipping, or with questions about chipping matters.

Wildfire Partners

SLFPD encourages landowners to enroll in Wildfire Partners, the county’s excellent program
that works to reduce fire risk to any foothills property, and shares the cost of forestry work.
Visit or call 303-441-1410.