Prescott Transfer Stations Now Accepting Brush and Yard Trimmings
Spring has sprung and with it comes sun, rain, wind, and sometimes Arizona wildfires. You can never be too cautious when it comes to the spread of wildfires especially in the Prescott AZ area. That’s why now is a good time to start creating a fire wise space around your home.
Fortunately county transfer stations will accept brush and yard trimmings beginning April 1 without charging residents fees. The program runs through June 1. The following transfer stations will be open for residential use only: Canyon City, Camp Verde, Congress, Mayer, Paulden, Seligman, and Skull Valley. Slash includes brush, branches, grass, leaves and yard trimmings. Items not accepted are lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal and garbage. All slash must be removed from plastic bags. Free drop off takes place during normal operating hours; the days and times may differ from location to location.
The county encourages residents to take advantage of this program. It’s the perfect time to create defensible space around homes for a safer environment for firefighters. Keeping fuels managed is absolutely necessary to help avoid uncontrolled fires.
For more information click here or call the Yavapai County Public Works Department at 928-771-3183. Prescott residents can also sign up for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Emergency Notification System to be notified during emergency situations here. And as always, we’d like to remind visitors and residents in communities adjacent to the forest to be extra cautious while engaging in activities that have the potential for starting a wildfire. For more firewise safety tips or more local Prescott news contact Crystal Creek Builders.
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