Chipping Programs

Learn about the Air District's Agricultural Waste and Wildfire Prevention Chipping Programs.

Agricultural Waste Chipping Program

As of September 29, 2023, the Air District is not accepting applications for chipping services through the Agricultural Waste Chipping Program or the Wildfire Prevention Chipping Pilot Program. We are working to re-start the chipping service programs in early 2024. If you would like to be notified when these programs restart, please send an email with your contact information indicating your interest in being placed on a notification list to: chipping@baaqmd.gov.

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.

Wildfire Prevention Chipping Pilot Program

As part of the Wildfire Air Quality Response Program, the Wildfire Prevention Chipping Pilot Program encourages qualifying properties 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 material in lieu of open burning the material. The program goal is to reduce fuel loads and wildfire risk to prevent and mitigate future wildfires.

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Compliance Assistance Hotline

415.749.4999

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Open Burn Notifications

415 749.4600 openburn@baaqmd.gov

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Last Updated: 5/11/2023