Agricultural Waste Chipping Program

Learn about the Air District's Agricultural Waste Chipping Program.

The Agricultural Waste Chipping Program encourages qualifying agricultural operations located within the Air District’s nine Bay Area counties to apply for free chipping services provided by The Davey Tree Expert Company to dispose of agricultural waste material in lieu of open burning the material. 

Chipping this material will eliminate unhealthy particulate matter emissions that would result if the material were burned. 

The program will run from March 15, 2016, until December 31, 2016, or until funds are exhausted (whichever occurs first). The program budget is $150,000.

To determine if you qualify, see theprogram requirements.

To apply, complete anapplicationand follow the submittal instructions.

Note: All piles must comply with thePile Guidelinesor they will be rejected.

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Douglas Tolar
Senior Air Quality Specialist, Compliance and Enforcement


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Last Updated: 2/23/2016