Slash Pickup & Drop Off
The Perry Park Metro District provides two annual “Slash” pickups in order to promote resident mitigation and provide added protection from the spread of fires.
“Slash” in general is defined as landscape cuttings removed during mitigation to reduce risk of wildfire spread.
- Brush, Tree branches, Scrub Oak
- Cut tree logs no longer than 4 feet long
Slash DOES NOT include:
- Pine Needles (see note at end of page specific to pine needles)
- Rocks or Metals
- Trash or Furniture or Recyclables
- No Railroad Ties or Tree Stumps
- Construction Materials or Boards
- Bagged Material
- Home Construction Lot Clearing Debris
Any piles containing non-slash items will not be picked up!
How To Put Out Slash For Pickup
Slash should be placed at the curb side near, but NOT on, the asphalt road and NOT on a paved surface. Material should be in a single concentrated pile, stacking the pile HIGH, not long; the higher the better! Any piles smaller than 2 cubic yards should be combined with your neighbors pile as tiny piles and individual tree branches will not be picked up!
Please DO NOT place piles directly under power lines, near gas meters, phone and utility pedestals or mail boxes.
Be aware the slash pickup truck must be stabilized at each stop and the truck’s loader arm has a limited reach!
The Pickup Schedule and When To Put Out Your Slash
Slash is picked up twice a year, once in June and once in October. In order to assist residents in their mitigation planning, the pickup is organized into 4 separate zones over 4 weeks.
Start stacking your cuttings in the month preceding a slash pickup. The slash must be in place prior to arrival of the slash truck. There will be NO repeat pickups to an area once it has been served!
Slashed placed at the curbside after the pick-up has occurred and will remain there until the next scheduled seasonal pick-up. The Fire Department has expressed concern over the potential fire danger of remaining slash piles. Please don’t put your and your neighbor at an unnecessary risk!
Slash pickup and removal is performed by M.R. Hauling (303-919-1996). Residents may hire M.R. Hauling, or other sources, to remove slash before or after scheduled pickups
Slash and Pine Needle Drop Off
During the Free Mulch pickup period you may also drop off slash and/or pine needles at the Gravel Pit at the rear of Perry Park (See: Free Mulch Page for more details):
- To drop off slash and needles proof of residency is required.
- Pine needles/slash must be clean from any other debris
- Pine needles can only be unloaded in the area designated for Pine Needles.
- Needles must not contain limbs, branches, weeds, grass or trash etc.
- Needles in bags must be emptied into the needle pile. Residents are required to take empty bags with them from the site.
Please Report Your In-Kind & Mitigation Hours
The Metro District applies for yearly grants to assist in Mitigation efforts throughout Perry Park. Part of the requirements to receive these grants, is proof to the Grantees, of the massive effort the District and its citizens undertake. We request that you download the Mitigation Log below, fill in your approximate mitigation efforts, and return the log to the Metro District. The more you provide support, the more likely the availability of grants for our future efforts!