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Big second FireFree weekend – and it’s not over


Last weekend marked the final days at Knott Landfill, the Westside Collection Site, Sunriver Compost and Jefferson County Solid Waste to dispose of yard debris in an effort to prepare your home for wildfire season with defensible space.

Over the last nine days, Bend area residents brought 27,580 cubic yards of flammable yard waste to Knott Landfill, and the Westside Collection Site; a 26% increase in participation – demonstrating that central Oregon residents are preparing for a hot and dry fire season by taking their own wildfire preparedness seriously.

Sunriver area residents brought 1,070 cubic yards to the Sunriver Compost Site, a 30% increase in participation as well for Sunriver residents.

In Jefferson County, residents responded at Box Canyon Transfer Station with 4,047 cubic yards in two weekends! This is a 58% increase from last spring’s event.

The FireFree message is a year-round effort to educate community members about how they can be prepared for wildfires. Residents are encouraged to visit the for more information on reducing the structural ignitability of homes.

There’s still one weekend left to dispose of yard waste and debris for FREE!

FireFree allows residents of Central Oregon the opportunity to dump yard waste and debris at no charge at area landfills and transfer stations.


Negus Transfer Station 8AM-4PM

May 15-16, 2014

2400 NE Maple Way, Redmond


Northwest Transfer Station 8AM-4PM

May 15-16, 2014

68200 Fryrear Road, Cloverdale (Sisters)

La Pine

Southwest Transfer Station 8AM-4PM

May 15-16, 2014

54580 Highway 97, La Pine

Please remember to cover your loads! Drivers of uncovered loads and loads that lose debris along the roadways are subject to a large fine.

For participating residents please note that manure, sod and construction debris are not permitted free of charge during these clean up days. They will be accepted although regular rates for these materials will apply.

For more information about FireFree activities in your area, visit

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