Sedona AZ (May 10, 2016) – The Sedona Fire District (SFD) and the U.S. Forest Service are joining together to offer Sedona area residents an opportunity to dispose of their yard waste and combustible vegetation. SFD Fire Station #4, located at 391 Forest Road in Uptown Sedona, will be accepting yard waste Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2016 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Participation is open to all Sedona Fire District residents.
Fire Marshal Gary Johnson reminds everyone that fire restrictions are just around the corner – are you prepared? This is the time that your property needs to be clear of weeds, leaves, and dead brush.
Protecting your home from a wildfire starts with you. Creating a defensible space within 30 feet of your home can greatly reduce the risk of a wildfire. Don’t have 30 feet? Then start with the first 10 feet around your home. Tall, dry grasses provide a path for fire that can lead directly to your house. By removing tall dry grasses, leaves and pine needles from your roof and gutters, excess growth, dead leaves, and branches, decreases the flammability potential. Pruning tree limbs so the lowest is between 6’-10’ from the ground reduces “ladder fuels”.
Yard debris, including brush, tree and shrub trimmings (limbs, trunks), as well as bagged leaves and pine needles (no cactus trimmings, please) may be dropped off during this event. In an effort to reduce the spread of noxious weeds, leaves, grasses, and pine needles must be bagged. Appliances, hazardous materials, garbage, mattresses, and other household waste will not be accepted.
If you miss this event, the City of Sedona will have a clean-up event on June 6, 2016 through June 9, 2016 from 7 am to 4 pm at the City Maintenance Yard located at 2070 Contractors Road. For more information on this event, please visit the website at http://sedonaaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/3845/473.
Visit www.sedonafire.org or www.firewise.org to learn how to make your property safe from wildfire or call the Sedona Fire District at 282-6800 for more information or to schedule a free wildfire home assessment.