Summit County Chipping Program

You can protect your home from wildfire with help from the Summit County Community Chipping Program. Summit County government is helping residents and property owners create defensible space by providing free chipping and disposal for branches, logs and small trees. If you clear woody vegetation from around your home and stack it in a slash pile, we’ll chip it and haul it away at no cost.

The chipping program has concluded for 2016. Information on the 2017 Chipping Program will be available on this site in spring 2017.
Photo of a crew operating a chipper.

2015 Chipping Program Results 

A total of 1,973 local landowners participated in the 2015 Chipping Program, and chipping crews removed 5,254 slash piles, making significant progress toward our community’s wildfire protection goals. 7,000 cubic yard of chips were taken to Climax Mine for reclamation purposes.

For full results, view the 2015 Chipping Program Outcomes fact sheet (pdf).


For more information on the Summit County Chipping Program, call or email Doug Cupp (970-668-4139).

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