City of Mill Valley Chipper Program
The Mill Valley Fire Department offers the citizens of Mill Valley access to a chipper free of charge. This program is intended to assist the homeowner in reducing flammable vegetation around their homes. Once the vegetation is cleared from the residence and stacked properly, the Fire Department will schedule for the vegetation to be chipped and hauled away. In order for this program to be cost effective, at least 3 residences need to participate at once. Click here
to download a Chipper Request Form.
Branches for chipping must be less than 4" in diameter and a maximum of 5' in length. Branches must be stacked neatly, with all cut ends facing in the same direction of travel. Brush piles should be less than 5' high. Brush set out for chipping must be free of metal objects such as nails, spikes or fencing materials. Metal objects that run through the chipper could injure the chipper operator. Soil, tree stumps,rocks, garbage or anything in the plastic bags are prohibited and will not be picked up. Please use your Mill Valley Refuse green can for all loose vegetation such as ivy, leaves and other wood debris which Mill Valley Refuse will pick up on your normally scheduled day.
For further information on the Chipper Program, please call the Vegetation Management Hotline at 415-721-4367 or Contact Battalion Chief Scott Barnes at 415-389-4130.
Last updated: 1/27/2012 11:13:57 AM