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The annual backyard burn season for burning vegetation runs from December 1st through April 30th. Residents of one or two family dwellings (who meet the requirements specified) must obtain a permit for backyard burning at our Community Risk Reduction Office at 6934 Soquel Drive in Aptos. Backyard burning that is done without permits or on no-burn days will be subject to fines, where applicable.
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Buena Vista Landfill Hazardous Waste Disposal Area1231 Buena Vista DriveWatsonville, CA 95076(831) 454-5153
Sand and sandbags are located at the Central Fire Protection District fire station located at 4747 Soquel Drive in Soquel. Residents are responsible for filling their own bags and are limited to 5 bags per residence. Learn more about where to find sandbags.
Yes! Because a functioning smoke alarm is a critical part of home fire safety, we are happy to provide assistance to residents of the District if they are unable to change their smoke alarm batteries. If you would like help replacing the batteries in your smoke alarm, please call our Community Risk Reduction Division during business hours at (831) 685-6698. Working smoke alarms save lives!