Slash/mulch site available for fall cleanup
By Carin R. Kirkegaard with information and photo provided by Douglas County
The Front Range often receives its first frost sometime in September, and the first snowflakes are often spotted falling from the sky. As hot summer days transition to cool autumn nights, many local gardeners begin to prepare outdoor beds in September for the upcoming winter months. The Douglas County Slash/Mulch Program offers a site for residents to dispose of limbs, shrubs and brush in addition to offering fresh mulch to cover landscaping beds.
The site is located at 1400 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock and is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through October 31.
Acceptable items include tree limbs, loose pine needles, shrubs, brush with a maximum length of 6 feet and a maximum diameter of 12 inches. All loads must be covered upon arrival to the slash/mulch site.
Items that will not be accepted include appliances, dirt, grass, household trash, lumber, railroad ties, roots, stumps and weeds.
During open season, a county-operated loader will be available to load free wood chips for homeowners to use as mulch. Material can be picked up anytime during the season that the site is open to accept slash.
Due to the current public health guidelines, please follow any instructions from on-site staff, stay in your vehicle until you are ready to unload, and observe the social distancing mandate of at least 6 feet from others unloading their vehicles.
In the event of inclement weather, please call 303-663-6274 to ensure that the site will be open as scheduled.