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MRFSC GREEN WASTE PICK UP PROGRAM

Thanks to Supervisor Dawn Rowe the free green waste program is now available.


The next deadline to register is July 14th for the Rim Communities
We hope to offer this service in the Big Bear area soon


Pick up will be offered monthly through September

THIS SERVICE IS ONLY OFFERED TO THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE YOUR GREEN WASTE IS NO COLLECTED AS PART OF REGULAR TRASH SERVICE.

REVIEW ALL INFO AND SCROLL DOWN FOR REGISTRATION FORM


MRFSC is able to offer this free service thanks to grant funding from

CAL FIRE's California Climate Investments  Fire Prevention grant program*


Information
The following information is critical for our grant funding, to demonstrate the homeowner and community’s efforts in creating defensible space.


The process for requesting Green Waste pick up:: 

1. Property owner registers by the deadline for that month's cycle

2. Property owner places bags of green waste, i.e. pine needles, leaves, pine cones, weeds, grasses) at their curb or roadside BY THE DEADLINE.

3. The day after the deadline, MRFSC provides a list of properties to the various contractors and fire departments and code enforcement  and Burrtec (so you shouldn't be cited for the bags).

4. The contractors then create the most efficient "route" for their crews.  We never know where they will start or how long a cycle will take.  Some people have a few bags, others many have up to 20.  Our contractors commit to complete their lists within two weeks. This isn't always possible depending on weather and the volume of properties. 


Help us demonstrate the value of this free green waste pick up service by completing the required request form which provides us with documentation of community support creating defensible space. The outcomes and success of this grant will be important considerations in our applications for future grants.


Thank you for doing your part in making our communities more FIRE SAFE!

Instructions
You are required to answer the following questions on the form below to register your request for free pick up.  In addition to basic property and contact information, please provide:


Defensible Space Hours - refers to the number of hours spent creating defensible space. These hours include not only the time spent clearing the green waste and putting it in bags, but also any trimming of branches etc (that will be handled through free curbside chipping).  If more than one person worked, please include all hours. Example: if two people worked for four hours that would be a total of EIGHT (8) hours, not four. If you paid someone to do all or part of the work, do not include their hours, their time will be covered under a different question.  Your best estimate is fine.


Who Did the Work - this is  to track the property owner's participation in creating defensible space, and the time is used for "in-kind" volunteer hours to match the dollars received in the grant. This can be you, friends, family, neighbors, etc. It is fine if you didn't personally do the work and hired someone else to trim, cut and stack for you. The amount you paid them is also considered "in-kind" and is answered in the next question.


If You Hired  Someone Else for All or Part of the Work, How Much Did You Pay - enter the total amount paid, round to whole dollars.


Program Criteria - failure to comply with the following criteria may result in your bags not being picked up!

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  • The bags must be tied closed and placed along a road or an area allowing the crew to safely access them from the road. Contractor must be able to reach the bags from the edge of the road – nothing to be placed on slopes (up or down) or that is beyond arms reach (about three feet). Contractor may not come on your property to access the bags.

  • MAXIMUM OF 20 BAGS PER CYCLE

  • Piles on “roads” which are determined to be inaccessible for equipment may be bypassed. If in doubt, contact MRFSC in advance for a site review

  • NO root balls, limbs, construction lumber, painted or preserved wood, trash, material containing rocks, dirt, metal, nails, screws, fasteners, wire or twine will be accepted. ONLY WEEDS, PINE NEEDLES, PINE CONES & LEAVES.

  • MRFSC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PICK UP AT ANY LOCATION OR UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES  IF DETERMINED INACCESSIBLE, UNSAFE OR IF THE ABOVE CRITERIA IS NOT MET.



 Property Owner Declaration
By submitting the form below, Participant declares that he/she is the owner of the property or an agent for the owner. Participant grants the Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council, its contractors,inspectors and agents permission to access the property as needed for bag inspections, pick up services and monitoring. Participant acknowledges that the Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council provides this service through contracts with various  vendors. Participant agrees to waive and release the Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council and its employees, Boards, contractors, volunteers, officers, agents, from all liability arising from participation in this program.

The information provided on the required form is used solely for purposes of this grant. Participant acknowledges that the information provided is true and accurate to the best of his/her knowledge. Participant's personal contact information will not be shared beyond the scope of this grant and will not be used for advertising. Your email will be used to send information on MRFSC's programs, active fires and other relevant fire safe information. You may opt out at any time.

Upon completion and successful submission, the form will serve as your official request for Green Waste Pick Up Service. You will receive an acknowledgement within 72 hours and an estimated window for when service should occur.

 ALL QUESTIONS BELOW MUST BE ANSWERED FOR YOUR REQUEST TO BE CONSIDERED.

We must receive your request by 6:00pm PST on the designated Sunday deadline in order to include your property in the crew cycle immediately following the deadline date. If we do not receive your request in a timely manner, your material may not be addressed until the following month's cycle and you may be subject to citation under County ordinances.

Please contact us via the Contact Page or by call 866-923-FIRE (3473) if you have any questions, or if you would prefer not to use the online form.

 

REQUEST FORM:  If you do not receive a pop up message that your form has been submitted, review your answers. All fields with an "*" are required to be completed for the form to be processed.

 Note - if you are filling this out for a friend or neighbor, please put their name as OWNER and enter your name where requested below.

Please register my property for GREEN WASTE PICK UP
WHO DID THE DEFENSIBLE SPACE WORK?

The deadline has passed for the July cycle. Check back in a few days to register for the August cycle.

*The Green Waster Pick Up Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.”

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