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Dumpster Update May 5, 2020

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Fire Department News Flash

Just in from the Fire District Captain:

Thank you and the Pine Valley POA for all the hard work and support!
There will be two dumpsters at SFD Station 3 the weekend of May 15th, 16th and 17th, if they missed the opportunity or have more yard waste.

The dumpster in our neighborhood will be removed shortly.

Dumpster News – April, 2020

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Firewise Clean-up Time
Fire Department Provides Free Dumpser

In an effort to encourage Pine Valley residents to clear out dead brush and leaves, the Sedona Fire District is providing a complimentary yard waste dumpster for our neighborhood.

It was delivered on Tuesday, April 28, and is open to everyone.  ONLY combustible vegetation… branches, leaves, twigs.  No cactus or trash of any kind!  You’ll find a map to the location at the bottom of this page.

Please help monitor the dumpster for appropriate use, be conscious of the neighbors who live on Ridgecrest Court, and clean up after yourself.  You should bring a broom and tools for pressing your waste into the dumpster.

From: Jon Davis
Subject:  Firewise Clean-up

Due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sedona Fire District is conducting the 18th annual Firewise Clean Up.

As an essential service, it is imperative that we take steps to protect the health of our employees so that they may continue to provide emergency services.  For this reason, Sedona Fire District will not be able to provide firefighters to assist with unloading of materials from vehicles or trailers or to remain onsite and monitor the items being disposed.

We are seeking your assistance to help police the dumpsters to insure that only combustible vegetation is disposed of during this time.  Garbage, household items and cactus will not be allowed as those items are not consistent with the purpose of the event which is to assist our residents in removing combustible vegetation from around their homes.

Jon Davis
Division Chief – Community Risk Reduction
Sedona Fire District


1. Place only green waste in the dumpster (no plastic bags or other inorganic material).
This is for landscape debris only.
 ONLY combustible vegetation… branches, leaves, twigs.  No cactus or trash of any kind!
2. Be neat and keep the area clean for our neighbors who live on that street.
3. Compress the material you place in the dumpster to best utilize the space.
4. If you bring firewood to the dumpster, stack it neatly beside the dumpster for others to take.

Address: Ridgecrest Court


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Station Chief Jon Davis spoke to us at the Thursday meeting about precautions we should all be taking in the face of the Covid-19 virus outbreak.  He asked that we share this information with the community.

At the bottom of the email is a downloadable pdf, which has live links to the resources mentioned in the press release.

Look after yourself, your loved ones and your neighbors.

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Please Take Note! We Are an International Dark-Sky Community

Villagers Urged To Replace Outdoor Lighting To Comply With Community’s Dark Skies Designation

by Joanne Kendrick 

Originally Published in The Villager

In February 2016, Big Park/Village of Oak Creek was designated by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as the 14th community in the world to be awarded as an International Dark-Sky Community.  According to the IDA, in order to obtain Dark-Sky designation a community must show “exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of a quality outdoor lighting ordinance, dark sky education, and citizen support of dark skies.  Dark Sky communities excel in their efforts to promote responsible lighting and dark sky stewardship and set good examples for surrounding communities.”  This year, the Big Park/Village of Oak Creek Dark-Sky Committee submitted its second annual report to the IDA.  Annual reports to the IDA are required to ensure that the standards and objectives of the program are being upheld and progress is being made.

We ask your help in reducing Big Park/Village of Oak Creek light pollution by replacing non-compliant outdoor lighting with dark-sky compliant outdoor lighting.  To determine if your outdoor lighting is compliant, please check the following:

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