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Each year, chipping services are offered to those homeowners who reside within the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District located in portions of the Foothill and Extreme Foothill High Fire Hazard Areas of Santa Barbara’s foothills. Chipping services are provided to encourage property owners to create a defensible space and provide a cost effective way to dispose of cut material.

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Not sure which Chipping Area you are in?

Click on the image below to get a larger map of the Chipping Areas within the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District.


Chipping Complete for 2019!

We would like to thank all homeowners within the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District that utilized our chipping services this year in order to help dispose of their cut vegetation created by maintaining their Defensible Space areas around their home. This year we successfully chipped over 500 tons of cut vegetation. Since 2008 we have successfully chipped and removed over 4600 tons of vegetation as part of the annual chipping services. Additionally, we were able to recycle 100% of the chipped material as mulch which was given to homeowners.

If you have any questions about annual Defensible Space Chipping Project or would like to schedule a Voluntary Defensible Space Evaluation and you live within the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District, please contact Chris Braden with the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department at (805)564-5737.

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2019
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