Slash Mulch

2020 Slash/Mulch Site Opening

Saturdays ONLY April 4 - October 31
8 a.m. -  5 p.m.

Due to the limited size of the slash/mulch site, all citizens visiting the site are requested to follow the Colorado regulations to stay in your vehicle until you are ready to unload and to keep the social distance requirement of 6 feet while unloading slash or picking up mulch. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.

 Wildfire preparedness begins at home. Dispose of tree limbs, shrubs and brush properly.

Douglas County’s slash-mulch site, at 1400 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock, opened April 4 and will remain open on Saturdays-only from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through October 31. The perfect place to dispose of limbs, shrubs and brush, the site also gives residents the opportunity to go home with fresh mulch.

Acceptable items include:  tree limbs, loose pine needles, shrubs, brush with a maximum length of 6 ft. and maximum diameter of 12 inches. Please note all loads must be covered when they arrive at the site.

Items that will not be accepted include: appliances, compost, decorative wood chips, fencing, leaves, pine cones, yucca plants, dirt, grass/hay, household trash/yard waste, lumber, railroad ties, roots, stumps and weeds.

During open season a County operated loader will be available to load free wood chips for homeowners to use as mulch. Material can be picked up anytime during the season the site is open to accept slash.

The Site Operator has the authority to refuse loads and require residents to reload and/or haul away materials found not to be in compliance with the regulations.

In the event of inclement weather, please call 303-663-6274 to ensure that the site will be open as scheduled.

The County respectfully requests that residents DO NOT leave materials anywhere on the site when it is closed/unattended.

Douglas County and the Wildfire Mitigation Specialists encourage property owners to use this opportunity to perform mitigation work and reduce hazardous fuels on their land. Douglas County Wildfire Mitigation Specialists offer free site visits to determine the safety of a property at no cost, upon request. Call 303.660.7497 to request a consultation for information on Wildfire Mitigation.