FireFree yard debris disposal dates announced

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 6:15 PM PDT March 26, 2013    UPDATED: 6:17 PM PDT March 26, 2013 

Fire science tells us that if you have created and maintained a defensible/survivable space around your home, it has an 80% chance of surviving a wildfire without fire department assistance.  Those are great odds, and FireFree encourages residents to take that bet and get prepared for the upcoming wildfire season. 

Now is the time to clean up your yards and create defensible spaces around homes and recycle that debris at FireFree collection sites FOR FREE in Deschutes and Jefferson counties. 

Friday, May 3 THROUGH May 11 at Knott Landfill in Bend (closed Sunday).

 

Fridays & Saturdays, May 3 & 4 and May 10 & 11 at the Westside Collection Site in Bend.

 

Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18 at Deschutes County Transfer Sites:

Negus Transfer Station in Redmond

Northwest Transfer Station in Cloverdale

Southwest Transfer Station in La Pine

 

Friday & Saturday May 3 & 4 at the Sunriver Compost Site in Sunriver.

 

Saturday & Sunday May 4 & 5 and 11 & 12 at Box Canyon Transfer Site in Madras.

 

 

FireFree reminds you to take a look around your property in the “home ignition zone” where glowing embers can ignite spot fires and vulnerable areas like decks, patios and fences that can spread flames to your home.   And take advantage of upcoming FireFree Recycling Events to dispose of the debris for FREE.  

 

Where are your most vulnerable places for glowing embers to ignite your home?

 

 

Visit the FireFree website at www.firefree.org for more information about how you can prepare your property for wildfire season.