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Posted on: September 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Tree Chipping Program Continued Through Sunday

Tree Chipping Final Weekend NewsFlash

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-September 24, 2020-With equipment to tackle the mountain of limbs, branches and trunks anticipated to be on site late Sunday, the city will continue to allow downed trees to be dropped off for a few extra days, running through Sunday, September 27, 2020

“We wanted to provide one last opportunity for residents to drop off materials,” chipped City Manager Gary Suiter. “You won’t hear a tree fall in the rodeo complex after Sunday, so use this final weekend to get your storm trees to the site as we will not take material after this time.” 

The city permitted residents to drop off trees from the windstorm that raged across the Yampa Valley earlier this month. The collection site is for residents only (no commercial operators) and is specifically for trees toppled from the storm and not for general yard clean up, fall leaves or other items. 

After Sunday, residents will need to dispose of materials at the landfill or by other means. The collection site will be locked and closed due to safety requirements around the heavy chipping equipment required to process the mountain of tree material. 

In addition, material left in the right of way by property owners will be cited by the city, which may result in a fine. It’s essential that all materials are removed from the right of way, especially before the snow starts to fly. The city relies on the right of way for snow storage and materials left in this area present unseen hazards and will damage snow removal equipment. 

Upon entering the rodeo grounds, turn right and follow directional signage to drop off location, located in the northwest portion of the grounds closer to the tennis court. If residents have a substantial number of trees to tackle or large trees, contacting a commercial tree service may be their best option. 


Gary Suiter, City Manager, 970.879.2060 or email
Tom Leeson, Deputy City Manager, 970.871.8249 or email
Angela Cosby, Parks & Recreation Director, 970.871.7017 or email

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