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The second of Douglas County’s two slash/mulch sites will open May 2 at 1400 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock.
That means it is time to clean up those yards and get your shrubs and branches ready to drop off so that they can be re-purposed and turned into mulch, which will then be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
While cleaning up one’s yard each year is an annual rite of spring, disposing of branches and shrubbery properly not only helps to mitigate properties for wildland fire prevention, but also is good for the environment.
The Castle Rock site will be open each Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. from May 2 until October 31. The other site in Douglas County, located at 7828 S Highway 67 (2.5 miles north of Deckers), is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. year-round.
Acceptable items include tree branches and shrubbery with a maximum length of 6 feet and maximum diameter of 12 inches. All loads must be covered when they arrive at the sites.
Items that will not be accepted at either site include appliances, dirt, grass, household trash, loose pine needles, lumber, railroad ties, roots, stumps, and weeds.
In the event of inclement weather, please call 303-663-6274 to ensure that the site will be open as scheduled.