The Town of Twisp’s first effort at curbside chipping of yard waste was a big success, Public Works Director Andrew Denham reported.
The free chipping program generated about 16 tons of shredded waste, Denham said. The chipped material was taken to the parking lot at the town park, where it was available for free — and was quickly claimed.
“Local farmers were the beneficiaries,” Denham said.
Denham said at least 75 residents took advantage of the free chipping offer. “I had a feeling it would be well-received,” he said.
The curbside program will be offered at least once a year, Denham said.
Twisp Public Works, Clean Air Methow and Fire Adapted Methow Valley teamed up for the chipping program, which took place on April 12, 13 and 14. The chipper was earlier purchased by the town with a Department of Energy grant.