BEND, Ore. - From October 28th through November 9th (closed Sunday November 3rd) local residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking advantage of the half price yard debris days. Residents can recycle their yard debris at Deschutes Recycling for HALF PRICE – only $2.00 per cubic yard.
FireFree encourages residents to complete their fall clean up and maintenance of defensible space by bringing branches, leaves, shrubs and pine needles to Deschutes Recycling during this event.
Residents can take advantage of this event as an alternative to fall burning and recycle the combustible vegetation inside the 30-100 feet of defensible space around their homes.
"Burning yard debris is no longer allowed inside the city limits of Bend so FireFree provides this opportunity for Bend residents to recycle their debris inexpensively and legally," says Alison Green, FireFree Coordinator.
"This is a great opportunity to partner with FireFree in offering a 50% discount off yard debris recycling. We hope residents will be able to clean up their fall leaves and pine needles and help provide a safe FireFree space around their homes," says Brad Bailey, President of Deschutes Recycling.
FireFree is a year-round effort to educate community members and increase resident participation in preparing for wildfires. Residents are encouraged to visit www.FireFree.org for more information about defensible space, reducing the structural vulnerability of homes and getting prepared for fire season.
For more information about FireFree activities in your area, call your local fire department or Project Wildfire at 541-382-7129.
Deschutes Recycling is located at Knott Landfill and open Monday – Saturday
7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
61050 SE 27th Street, Bend
Remember, Deschutes Recycling and Knott Landfill are closed on Sundays.