With the increasing potential for wildfires in Marin County, residents are being encouraged to take every measure possible to avoid destruction of life and property. Fire Safe Marin advises clearing brush from 30-100 feet of your house if possible. The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) and the Town of Fairfax has schedules chipper days throughout the year to offer residents options to remove and dispose of vegetation debris from their property.
Chipper Day door-to-door Service for Fairfax Households - 2021
What CAN go in the chipper
• Tree limbs up to 4 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length
• Woody bushes, including French and Scotch broom (no roots with dirt)
What CANNOT go in the chipper (for safety of the workers)
• Poison ivy, Bamboo, palm fronds, firewood
• Stones, lumber, construcLon materials
• Metal, glass, furniture
• Leaves and regular yard waste and soil (on roots)
Vegetation Management Grant
The Town of Fairfax is offering Vegetation Management Grants for up to $1,000. Grants are available to Fairfax residents who rent or own property in town. Please visit www.marinhousing.org to review the low income guidelines for Marin County. The program is self certifying and is a reimbursement system that requires photos and receipts of the work done. Grants are offered on a first come, first served basis and will be distributed until we reach the $25,000 that has been allocated to this program.
The grants are only available for brush clearing/tree trimming, but not home hardening.