The Governor has mandated Arizona residents to stay safe, stay home. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management predicts a potentially active fire season. The Oracle Fire District and the Oracle Firewise Board are very concerned about the potential fire danger in the community and surrounding areas with the lush green vegetation and the high temperatures of summer heat creating a potential wildfire situation. The Brush Dump is open to allow Oracle residents an opportunity to dispose of the brush properly and create a safer area around their home.
By a permit with the Arizona State Land Department and another permit to burn the brush, OFD accepts tree trimmings, grass and brush. Leaves need to be removed from plastic bags and the plastic bags need to be removed from the Brush Dump by the person who brought the leaves. Green cactus, garbage, lumber and other construction materials, stumps, paper, plastic, metals, fluids, paper and animal carcasses are not accepted and disposing of these items in the brush dump could jeopardize the permit which allows the burning of the brush. This is strictly a brush disposal site!
Those wishing to take brush to the brush dump must pick up the key and pay the fee for using the brush dump at the Oracle Fire Station, 1475 W. American Avenue from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. The fees are as follows: $3 for one load (the back of a truck or a trailer), $5 for both the back of a truck and a trailer, $10 for a dump truck. There is now a plexiglass pass through in office window to make the exchange of the key for the fee easy and safe for all participating. It would be greatly appreciated if the correct change was brought to the Fire Station. The fees collected pay for the costs incurred when the brush dump is burned as well as other community projects such as the cost of the Oracle Emergency Notification System, AED units that have been placed at the school and several nonprofits through out Oracle, etc. By using the Brush Dump, residents help in qualifying Oracle as a nationally recognized Firewise Community.