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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Last chance to reserve bins for Fuel Reduction Week

brush on roadside

Got brush?

Close-of-business July 23 is the deadline for Del Mar residents to reserve up to two, three-yard bins to fill with yard trimmings. Reserve your bins by calling 866-967-3292.

At no charge, Waste Management will deliver the bins to curbsides for residents to fill between July 26 and Aug. 6. 

The annual Fuel Reduction Program is designed to lighten the load of combustible material on residential property. The Fire Department encourages residents to remove weeds, overgrown vegetation and dead limbs or shrubs. 

The Fire Department also recommends:

  • Keeping the first 30 feet surrounding your home free of combustible vegetation and weeds; maintain a non-combustible zone of five feet from the base of the structure e.g., rocks or other non-combustible material;
  • Maintaining at least 10 feet of clearance between vegetation and chimneys;
  • Clearing roofs and rain gutters of debris such as leaves and pine needles; and
  • Maintaining a vertical clearance of 13 feet 6 inches for trees that over-hang driveways or roads.

The removal of coastal sage or known habitat may require a permit. Any grading of property requires a permit. Contact the Fire Marshal if you have questions regarding property restrictions.

To schedule an inspection, contact the Del Mar Fire Department: 858-755-1522 or

Open the Fuel Reduction Program flyer (PDF)

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