FireSmart Community Chipper Service

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The Resort Municipality of Whistler offers a free FireSmart Community Chipper Service, spring to fall each year.  This FireSmart project is designed to reduce the wildfire fuel levels on private property and is the most significant immediate step you can take to protect your property. 

Request the FireSmart Community Chipper Service

  • Step 1: Email to get a FireSmart assessment.  This ensures crucial FireSmart information is shared, including structural and landscape considerations, and allows the RMOW to better plan work days based on the estimated material volume to be chipped. 
  • Step 2: Homeowners clean up their property and pile natural woody debris with no gravel or loose leaves. 
  • Step 3: Contact to arrange for the FireSmart crew to chip and remove the piles of material at a later date. 

Home owners do not need to be home to receive the chipping service and they can continue to receive the service as required.

Accepted Materials

If it can be raked it should be taken to the Function Transfer station yard waste bin.  Materials that can be included for pick-up include:

  • natural woody debris
  • tree limbs
  • stems

Materials not accepted include:

  • Construction material
  • Garden debris
  • invasive species
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