The Monterey Park Fire Department recently took ownership of a wood chipper that was purchased through a small grant offered by Edison International-California Fire Safe Council.
On August 30 and 31, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monterey Park residents can have cut tree branches, brush, or other green waste picked up from their home’s curbside at no charge by the Monterey Park Fire Department. The size limit for tree branches is 4 inches in diameter by 5 feet in length. No whole trees, hazardous waste, metal parts, etc. will be allowed.
Residents must reserve a pick up time by registering online at https://www.montereypark.ca.gov/876?GoMPK-Online-Service-Request under the Weed & Brush section and write “Chipper” and your address in the description, or by calling the fire department at 626-307-1262. Registration closes on August 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Due to anticipated request volume, not all requests may be fulfilled.
The intent of the grant was to help communities become more fire safe by reducing risks such as overgrown brush or vegetation. The Monterey Park Fire Department is responsible for the code enforcement efforts of the city. Brush clearance or vegetation management falls under the purview of code enforcement.
In order to keep our community fire safe and assist our residents, we are offering two days of brush/vegetation disposal. While we recognize this is a short notice event and it is Labor Day weekend, please help us keep Monterey Park Fire Safe. For additional information, please contact the Fire Department at 626-307-1262.
Division Chief Matt Hallock, PIO, Monterey Park Fire Department