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Fairfax Chipper Days in August and September

The Town of Fairfax and Fire Safe Marin will host community chipper days in August and September.  Fairfax residents may drop off vegetation material for free disposal to help reduce the threat of wildfire.

Scenic neighborhood

  • Olema Rd & Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
  • Saturday, August 6 from 9 am– 3 pm

Jolly Hill neighborhood

  • Pavilion parking lot
  • Saturday, August 13 from 9 am – 3 pm

Cascade neighborhood

  • Doc Edgar Park
  • Saturday, September 10 from 9 am – 3 pm

Deer Park neighborhood

  • Deer Park parking lot*
  • Saturday, September 24 from 9 am – 3pm
  • *Site pending approval by MMWD, check back to verify.

Instructions for chipping:

The intent of these chipper days is to remove vegetation “fuel” to reduce wildfire hazards near homes in Fairfax.  Please follow instructions at to create Defensible Space, then bring us your cut vegetation for free disposal!

To prepare for chipper day, please cut your brush to 4 inches in diameter. You may bring brush, bay tree saplings, scotch broom, branches and other yard trimmings. Please, no grass, rocks or fire wood. Brush will be chipped on site and taken for recycling to Marin Resource Recovery Center. Please do your part to clear your property and provide Defensible Space to protect yourself and your family from wildfire danger.

For more information, contact Maria Baird at (415) 456-5652 or or visit our website at

Funding is provided by FIRESafe MARIN and PG&E though a community fuel reduction and fire prevention grant.

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