Chipping Program

On the 2nd Saturday of each month, the Parks and Recreation Department chips limbs and other woody brush on Groh Lane near Waterworks Park. For Fairfield residents who have a means of transporting limbs, this is an excellent method of disposal that need not be scheduled in advance. The following guidelines apply:

  • Come early. Crews are available from 8 a.m. until noon on the 2nd Saturday of each month (excluding January and February) to chip brush hauled to the chipping location by residents. The line of those waiting to use this service can be long.
  • Know the limits. Crews can chip limbs up to four inches in diameter. Leave limbs as long as possible for the safety of the equipment operator. Do not bring leaves or grass clippings as these will not be accepted.
  • Be prepared. Residents sometimes want the chippings from their limbs to use for various landscaping purposes. If you do want the chips, remember to bring suitable containers for hauling them.
  • Remember your proof of Fairfield residence. Proof of residency is required to use this program.

Holiday Tree Recycling

Make your natural holiday tree useful after the holidays. Recycle your tree in the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department’s Holiday Tree Recycling program. Through this program, trees are shredded to produce mulch used in the City’s parks and recreation system.

Trees may be dropped off at Waterworks Park on Groh Lane from December 26 through January 9.

A Christmas tree disposal corral will be set up in the Waterworks Park south parking area (the parking lot closest to River Road.) Before leaving a tree, please be sure to remove all ornaments and tinsel.