This program helps households remove large, woody fuels that increase the risk and impacts of wildfire. Eligible materials include tree 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.
Materials that cannot be chipped: dirt, metal, nails, barbed wire, garbage, rocks, grass, leaves, vines, lumber, and soft vegetation such as cacti or vegetable plants. (Leaf piles cannot be chipped, but branches with leaves are accepted.)
How Curbside Chipping Works
- Pick which service area applies to you, using the maps below. There are 5 areas: Ojai Eastern, Ojai, Meiners Oaks & Mira Monte, Oak View & Creek Road, and Casitas Springs & Foster Park.
- Still not sure which area is yours? No problem–go ahead and sign up, and we’ll work with you to get it sorted out.
- Registration in advance is required. Every service area has 2 chipping dates (see schedule below). You are welcome to take advantage of both dates for your area.
- You’ll receive a confirmation email with details about what can be chipped and how to prepare your green waste.
- You’ll receive a reminder several days before the chipping date. Need to cancel? No problem–we appreciate hearing from you 24+ hours beforehand to cancel.
Note: every service area has a Monday option and a Saturday option. Why is that, you ask? The Ojai Valley Chipping Program is new (2020 is only the 2nd year!) and we are trying out different ways to offer the best possible services for our community.
Service Area Maps
Curbside Dates: 7am-1pm
Ojai – East: July 20 (Monday) & October 3 (Saturday)
Ojai: June 29 (Monday) & August 29 (Saturday)
Oak View & Creek Road: June 20 (Saturday) & September 21 (Monday)
Foster Park & Casitas Springs: August 17 (Monday) & October 10 (Saturday)
Meiners Oaks & Mira Monte: Aug 1 (Saturday) & September 28 (Monday)
Take advantage of Drop-Off AND Curbside Chipping
Learn more about the 10 Curbside Chipping service areas and dates, from May to October 2020.
The Ojai Valley Wildfire Safety & Chipping Program is offered through the Ventura County Resource Conservation District in partnership with The C.R.E.W. Funding has been provided by a generous grant from the Cooperative Fire Program (USFS & USDA) and the CA Fire Safe Council.