Regional Payson Area Project for a Fire Wise Rim Country (RPAP) will be staffing free brush drop-off points at the following locations:
Saturday, Oct. 20: The Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Blattner Pit is located at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson.
Sunday, Oct. 21: The Pine Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pine Pit is located on Control Road, .7 of a mile east of Highway 87, south of Pine.
All RPAP free drop-off locations are for brush, leaves, pine needles, trimmings and other vegetative materials only. Wood from ponderosa pines or other trees killed by bark beetles will be accepted and will be burned. No household garbage, construction debris or other items will be accepted.
RPAP brush pits are intended for the use of private citizens who are working to clear their properties for wildfire risk reduction and to create defensible space around their homes. Use by commercial haulers is prohibited.