Sedona News – Clean up and reduce your wildfire risk by disposing of yard waste during the new annual Curbside Yard Waste Collection this April and part of May.
Creating a defensible space within 30 feet of your home can greatly reduce the risk of a wildfire. Tall, dry grasses provide a path for fire, so by removing dry grasses, leaves, excess vegetation and pine needles from your roof and gutters, you reduce fire risk. Prune tree limbs so the lowest limb is between six to 10 feet from the ground.
The event is also an opportunity to remove debris in drainage areas prior to monsoon season. Shrubs, loose trimmings, and yard waste in drainage ditches can block storm water flow, increasing the risk of flooding.
Accepted for collection:
- Tree limbs and trunks: Limbs eight inches or less and eight feet long or less
- Shrub trimmings
- Bagged leaves and pine needles. No more than 10 bags
- Total amount of debris accepted cannot exceed five yards or a pile no larger than 10 foot long 4 foot wide and 3 foot tall.
- Cactus trimmings
- Hazardous materials
- Other household waste
For more detailed information regarding schedule of service for specific areas, visit www.sedonaaz.gov/curbside or contact Ryan Hayes, city maintenance supervisor, at (928) 203-5063.