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Two yard waste collections May 18-26

Post Date:04/02/2018 10:36 a.m.

 

Sedona and Sedona Fire District residents are encouraged to take advantage of two yard debris collection events to protect property and the Oak Creek watershed.


MAY 18, 19, 20  UPTOWN FIRE STATION

The city, Fire District and U.S Forest Service are preparing for fire and flood management with two separate yard waste collection events.

May 18, 19 and 20, the Sedona Fire District and U.S. Forest Service will offer Sedona Fire District residents an opportunity to dispose of yard waste and combustible vegetation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the fire station located at 391 Forest Rd. in Uptown Sedona. Yard debris, including brush, tree limbs and trunks, shrub trimmings, bagged leaves and pine needles (no cactus trimmings) may be dropped off. Leaves, grasses and pine needles must be bagged to reduce the spread of noxious weeds.  Appliances, hazardous materials, garbage, mattresses and other household waste will not be accepted.

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

 
MAY 21-26  CITY MAINTENANCE YARD

Sedona residents are invited to drop-off yard waste May 21-26 at the City Maintenance Yard at 2070 Contractors Rd. Hours of operation for this event are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The collection event is being conducted in partnership with the Sedona Fire District to support flood control efforts and fire season preparations.   

The event is an opportunity to dispose of yard debris such as brush, tree limbs, leaves, and pine needles removed from your property or within any drainage, arroyo, or wash that passes through your property.

It is important to remove debris as it can cause stormwater pollution and flow issues and be a fire hazard.  Washes, drainages, and arroyos that become choked with undergrowth and loose debris can clog culverts and reduce flow as water heads downstream, causing backups and creating overtopping and flooding issues. Improperly discarded debris such as raked leaves, pine needles, grass clippings and other cut or trimmed vegetation is considered an illicit discharge if unlawfully disposed of in any drainage, wash, or arroyo.  

Remember -- all Sedona stormwater flows to Oak Creek, so please do your part in protecting this gem of Sedona.

Yard debris, including brush, tree limbs and trunks, shrub trimmings, bagged leaves and pine needles (no cactus trimmings) may be dropped at the City Maintenance Yard during this collection event. Leaves, grasses and pine needles must be bagged to reduce the spread of noxious weeds.  

Appliances, hazardous materials, garbage, mattresses and other household waste will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact Pete Garcia, city maintenance supervisor, at 928-203-5063.

Learn more about fire season preparations here.

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