Managing vegetation is still an essential action and can and should be done during this time.
It is imperative that we continue to prepare for the wildfire season, but do so while practicing social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Homeowners should still actively work to harden their homes, as we all know, preventative measures and clearing a fireline will save lives and property.
Contractors that help property owners with vegetation management in preparation for wildfire season are deemed an “essential service” under the Governor’s Shelter in Place order.
I realize that vegetation management can be costly and difficult, especially during these times. I am actively engaging with our federal representatives to advocate for more resources so homeowners and local governments can better prepare for fire season.
WMAC will continue to collect yard trimmings placed at the curb on your regularly schedule trash pickup day in the following manner:
- Use your green Compost cart
- Use a different can that you own – FYI: if this gets dropped in the truck by accident, you may not get it back.
- Use 30-gallon paper bags from the hardware store
- Use cardboard boxes
- Bundle and/or tie wood and branches
We recommend highly that residents call WMAC the day before and alert them to large additional setouts. Normally they will dispatch a second truck to collect the extra material.