No-Cost Chipping

Maintaining the legally required 100 feet of defensible space around your property can be a challenge for homeowners. Once you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect your property by thinning and trimming hazardous brush, you are often left with large piles of dry vegetation, which can themselves become a fire hazard.

That is why we created our No-Cost Chipping program for residents in high-fire risk properties in San Diego County. Once you’ve done the hard work of preparing the space, our contractors come out and chip the cleared vegetation for you, free of charge. The chips are left with you and can be used as a weed suppressing mulch on your property.

Please note: Our program is currently not accepting new applicants as we work through our waitlist and receive additional grant funding. This program will be relaunching in a different format by the end of the year. Please monitor this website for updates.

Please Note:
  • The No-Cost Chipping Program for fuel reduction is offered in targeted communities and are subject to availability of funding. Communities may be added or removed without notice.
  • This program is funding dependent, and we are currently not accepting new applicants. If you have applied for the chipping program, you are not guaranteed service.
  • The No-Cost Chipping Program is administered by the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County in partnership with the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County. Funding is provided by the San Diego River Conservancy through the Governor’s Wildfire Early Action Plan and a grant from San Diego Gas and Electric. 
  • In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.