The C.R.E.W. offers curbside and drop-off wood chipping to residents in Ojai, Meiners Oaks, Mira Monte, Oak View, Casitas Springs, Foster Park, and the surrounding areas.


Together, we’re removing fuel to lower the risk and impacts of wildfire for the whole community.  Take advantage of this FREE chipping opportunity!

We can accept branches and trunks up to 6” in diameter.  

Materials that cannot be chipped: dirt, metal, nails, barbed wire, garbage, rocks, grass, leaf piles, vines, lumber, and soft vegetation like cacti or vegetable plants.

The Ojai Valley Wildfire Safety & Chipping Program is offered by The C.R.E.W. in partnership with the Ventura County Resource Conservation District.  Funding has been provided by a generous grant from the CA Fire Safe Council.



This program helps you remove large, woody fuels that increase the risk and impacts of wildfire.  Eligible materials include branches and trunks up to 6” in diameter.  And the best part – you get to keep the chips!  That’s right, we’ll leave freshly cut wood chips right on your property for use in mulch and landscaping.

Registration in advance is required: Register Here

Upcoming Dates:

Ojai, Meiners Oaks, Mira Monte: September 28, October 3

Oak View Creek Road, Foster Park Casitas Springs: September 2, October 10

Curbside chipping begins at 8am.  Please have your material stacked and ready the night before.



Only one Saturday remaining for 2020!  September 12, 8am – 1pm

The C.R.E.W. is located at HELP of Ojai West Campus, 370 Baldwin Road, Ojai

There is no pre-registration for drop-off days.  Bring your secured green waste between 8am and 1pm, and C.R.E.W. staff will take care of the rest.  Please note that only eligible green waste that is not mixed with other materials will be accepted.  You will not be able to take chips back home.  This is to prevent the spread of tree pests and disease. 





If you are a low-income resident ($50,000 or below annually) and you are a senior citizen (age 65+), disabled, or a military veteran, you are eligible for free clearance services to create defensible space around your home.  Click here for information about this opportunity.


The C.R.E.W. provides employment and leadership training to teens and young adults through hands-on environmental work.  Since 1991, C.R.E.W. members work year-round to maintain trails, restore habitats, and reduce the risk of wildfire, while building skills and developing relationships that last a lifetime.