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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. 

Funding for the July 2019 - June 2020 Agricultural Waste Chipping Program has been exhausted.  The program will re-open in Fall 2020.

To determine if you qualify, see the  program requirements

To apply, complete an  application  and follow the submittal instructions. 

Note: All piles must comply with the  Pile Guidelines  or they will be rejected.

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Last Updated: 3/12/2019