It’s time again to clean up yards, create defensible spaces around homes, and recycle the debris at no charge at FireFree collection sites.
This year, Deschutes County will offer expanded FireFree event dates from May 9 - 24. In partnership with Brooks Resources and Bend Fire & Rescue, the Bend west side location will also be open for three weekends in May.
Residents are asked to wear masks when they drop off their yard debris and to keep an appropriate space between themselves and other vehicles.
Drop off: grass clippings, brush, plant prunings, pine needles, pine cones, weeds, trimmings and branches, stumps or trees (no larger than 12” in diameter).
Not accepted: sod, dirt, rocks, lumber, metal, trash, or plastics of any kind, including plastic bags.