The Santa Clara County FireSafe 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. Defensible space clearing is typically 100 to 200 feet from permanent structures and 30 feet from roadsides or driveways used for evacuation purposes. Due to the varying natures of hillside neighborhoods, different types of chipping services may be necessary.
2020 community chipping program is no longer accepting applications.
Check back in Spring 2021 for our schedule and applications.
We Offer the Following Types of Scheduled Chipping Services
- 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.
- 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