The Santa Clara County FireSafe Council Chipping Program is designed to assist residents and communities in their efforts to create and maintain adequate and safe defensible space by processing or disposing vegetative material such as brush and tree branches. Required defensible space clearing is 0-100 feet from permanent structures. Due to the varying natures of hillside neighborhoods, different types of chipping services may be necessary.

We Offer the Following Types of Scheduled Chipping Services

At Home Chipping – Residents submit an application for chipping services to be performed at their home. Brush must be prepared in advance of the chipping appointment and must meet all specified guidelines

Community Chipping Piles – Residents drop off piles of brush at a specific location and chipping is performed on a scheduled date

Drive Up Chipping Event – A date the community has previously selected, at a location within the community, residents drive the brush up in their own vehicle and it is chipped on the spot.

2022 Chipping Program Info

Chipping Season is Done!
Check back next March for more info!

***100’ reduced fuel zone required by law in State Responsibility Areas, and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones in Local Responsibility Areas. See website for details about 30′ zones.