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Remote slash-collection sites announced

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Three sites planned on summer weekends

By Daniel Laverty

The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has announced its three remote slash drop-off dates for this summer. Jeffco again will team with mountain fire departments to host the sites.

Slash disposal became more of a challenge when the Rooney Road Recycling Center stopped accepting organic material in 2012. Jefferson County has received a grant for an “air curtain” burner for slash, but a location hasn’t been decided yet.

The sites will accept tree limbs, needles and other organic material. Residents will be charged between $5 and $25, depending on the amount of slash.

For more information, visit www.jeffco.us/sheriff or call the Jeffco sheriff’s emergency management office at 303-271-4900.

Slash collection sites, schedule and fees

NOTE: All sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• June 21 and 22

Host: Coal Creek Fire

Location: Station 2, at Highway 72 and Camp Eden Road

July 12 and 13

Host: Elk Creek Fire

Location: Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73

Aug. 9 and 10

Host: Inter-Canyon and Indian Hills fire

Location: Inter-Canyon Station 3, 8445 U.S. 285

Fees:

• Small pickup: bed-high, $5; cab-high, $8; above cab-high, $10

• Large pickup: bed-high, $8; cab-high, $10; above cab-high, $12

• Trailer: single axle, $10; double axle, $15

Dump truck: cab-high, $20; above cab-high, $25

The collection sites will accept the following items:

Slash, limbs, tree debris, pine needles

The collection sites will not accept:

Household trash, tree stumps, construction material