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After a lot of conversations, planning and adjustments due to Covid-19 the FireFree dates are all now finalized. Residents are encouraged to prepare and maintain their defensible space this spring in advance of fire season. This is a great opportunity to dispose of your yard debris free of charge. As a resident of Central Oregon it is your responsibility to maintain the area immediately around your home in a way that minimizes the chance of your home igniting during a wildfire. Check out the details below and make a plan to participate!

FREE Yard Debris Recycling can be taken to the following locations.

Check the dates below for an event near you:

Saturday, May 9 through Sunday, May 24 during regular operating hours and days at Knott Landfill in Bend and the Deschutes County transfer stations:

  • Knott Landfill, Bend: 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Expanded summer hours begin May 1).
  • Negus Transfer Station, Redmond: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Northwest (Fryrear) Transfer Station near Sisters: Wednesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Southwest Transfer Station near La Pine: Wednesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m

In addition, we have partnered with other organizations to provide these additional sites:

  • NEW Westside Collection Site in Bend: Saturday & Sunday, May 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 Discovery West/Brooks Resources.  Crossing Drive and Skyliners Road, west of Miller Elementary (Crosby Dr.), near the Tree Farm subdivision. From Bend, turn west off of Skyliners, then north onto the construction road to the right.
  • Sunriver Compost Site in Sunriver: Friday & Saturday, May 15-16.
  • Box Canyon Transfer Site in Madras: Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14 and 20-21
  • Crook County Landfill in Prineville: Saturday, April 25

• Grass clippings, brush, plant prunings, pine needles, pine cones, weeds, trimmings and branches, stumps or trees (no larger than 12” diameter) will be accepted.
• NOT Accepted: Sod, dirt, rocks, lumber, metal, trash or plastics of any kind, including plastic bags.