We are now accepting applications from residents in the Hayward Hills, Fairview and Five Canyons who are interested in participating in our Fall No-Cost Residential Chipping and Assistance Program. Residential properties east of Mission Boulevard and south of D Street to the border of Union City are areas considered to be at relatively high risk of fire due to proximity to open spaces with grassland and brush. Scroll down for more information and to apply.
Submitting an application now will put you on our Fall chipping program. To participate, please complete the Fall 2021 Request for Chipping Form. Participants will be scheduled during the weeks of Septemeber 1st - October 4th, on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents are responsible for cutting and stacking the tree limbs and branches—and a contractor hired by the City will come to the front of each property to do the chipping.
Do Not stack your materials for chipping until you have been given your scheduled chipping date.
Grant funding may be available to help senior, disabled, or low-income residents with expenses associated with cutting, trimming, and stacking limbs and branches through our Residential Assistance Program (RAP). To determine if you or someone you know is eligible for assistance, please email FiresafeHFD@hayward-ca.gov and include your full name, address, and contact information. An application will be emailed to you to be completed and returned by email.