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.

Information on the 2017 Chipping Program will be available on this site in spring 2017.

Request for Proposals - 2017 Chipping Program

Summit County Government is accepting sealed bids for the 2017 Summit County Chipping Program, which assists residents and property owners with wildfire protection efforts. Sealed bids must be received at the office of Summit County CSU Extension, 0037 Peak One Drive, SCR 1005, P.O. Box 5660, Frisco, CO 80443, by 2 p.m. MDT, Friday, April 28, 2017.  For more information, see the full Request for Proposal.
Photo of a crew operating a chipper.

2016 Chipping Program Results 

A total of 1,971 local landowners participated in the 2016 Chipping Program, and chipping crews removed 5,979 slash piles, making significant progress toward our community’s wildfire protection goals. 5,480 cubic yards of chips were taken to Climax Mine for reclamation purposes.


For more information on the Summit County Chipping Program, call or email Dan Schroder (970-668-4140).

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