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Debris collection event May 22-26

Post Date:05/17/2017 6:00 PM

Photo of leaves bagged for disposalClean up and reduce your wildfire risk by disposing of yard waste at the annual Debris Collection Event May 22-26. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the city Maintenance Yard, 2070 Contractors Rd.

Creating a defensible space within 30 feet of your home can greatly reduce the risk of a wildfire. Tall, dry grasses provide a path for fire; by removing dry grasses, leaves, excess vegetation and pine needles from your roof and gutters, you reduce fire risk. Prune tree limbs so the lowest limb is between six to 10 feet from the ground.

The event is also an opportunity to remove debris in drainage areas prior to monsoon season. Shrubs, loose trimmings and yard waste in drainage ditches can block storm water flow, increasing the risk of flooding.

Accepted at the event: Brush, tree limbs and trunks, shrub trimmings, and bagged leaves and pine needles.
Not accepted: cactus trimmings. appliances, hazardous materials, garbage, mattresses and other household waste/

Visit SedonaFire.org to learn how to make your property safe from wildfire or call the Sedona Fire District at 928-282-6800 to schedule a free home assessment.

For more information on the debris collection event, contact Pete Garcia, city maintenance supervisor, city of Sedona at 928-203-5063.

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