Neighborhood Chipping Program

Chipping Zones
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The Parks, Recreation, Open Space, & Trails Department mobilizes their woodchipper to all Manitou Springs neighborhoods annually. This is in addition to our Chipper Days that we hold every year.

Please see the linked flyer for rules and regulations regarding this program:

Zone 1: April 4th, 2023 (Ruxton & Capitol Hill area)IMG_3229

Zone 2: April 25th, 2023 (Canon & Williams Canyon area)

Zone 3: May 16th, 2023 (Osage & Duclo area)

Zone 4: June 6th, 2023 (Fountain Place & El Monte area)

Zone 5: June 27th, 2023 (El Paso area)

Zone 6: July 18th, 2023 (Vias and Beckers area)

Zone 7: August 8th, 2023 (Crystal Hills and Crystal Park area)

*Each zone takes approximately three days to work through*

Acceptable MaterialsExample of a good wood pile

  • Only piles of wood limbs and branches up to 4" in diameter are accepted.
  • No construction or building materials
  • No trash, weeds, etc.
  • No root wads, dirt, or rocks
  • No grass clippings
  • No bags of leaves or pine needles
  • No nails and wire
  • No thorny materials (rose bushes, etc.)
  • Do NOT tie or band piles

Pile Guidelines

  • Piles must be stacked curbside by 7AM on the applicable morningExample of a bad wood pile
  • Must be neatly stacked with cut ends facing the road
  • Piles must be within 5' of roadway (do not place on the sidewalk!)
  • Max pile size is 5x5x5
  • No limit on number of piles
  • Leave space between each pile
  • Do not combine piles with neighbors or haul material in from other neighborhoods
  • Do NOT tie or band piles

The City reserves the right to refuse service to any homes that do not follow the accepted materials or pile guidelines.

City staff do not clean the immediate area after the chipping is complete. Cleaning the residual debris from the chipping process is the responsibility of the property owner.