This weekend the Regional Payson Area Project for a Fire Wise Rim Country (RPAP) will be staffing free brush drop-off points at the following locations, weather permitting.
On Saturday, Feb. 20, the Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pit is located at milepost 259.7, on Highway 260, east of Payson.
On Sunday, Feb. 21, the Pine Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pine Pit is located less than a mile east of Highway 87 and the Control Road, south of Pine.
RPAP drop-off locations are for brush, leaves, pine needles, trimmings and other vegetative materials. Properly bagged Yellow Starthistle, or other noxious weed species will also be accepted and burned. No household garbage, construction debris or other items are 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. They are not intended for commercial use, and use by commercial haulers is prohibited.