Registration is open; chipping begins on March 1 

ATASCADERO — The San Luis Obispo County Fire Safe Council has awarded Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services grant funds for hazardous fuel reduction for 2023. This program, referred to as chipping, will be offered to those properties in the Wildland Urban Interface fire area map within city limits. Registration begins on Feb. 1, and chipping will begin on March 1.

The City of Atascadero has contracted with Hansen Bros. Custom Farming to complete chipping services and representatives will provide ID upon request. Please contact the chipping program coordinator with any questions.

Please stack branches with the butt ends facing the same direction. Branch diameter can be up to 5 inches round with the length not to exceed 15 feet. Please keep piles free of household trash, processed lumber, poison oak, and oleander, and avoid vine type vegetation as this may jam the chipper. The photos below will show you the correct way to stack your branches.


For more information regarding wildfire safety, backyard burning, weed abatement and chipping visit,

Please register online at or by calling (805) 470-3300.