Free wood chips

Our crews generate a lot of tree chips each year. We want to recycle all of them as efficiently as possible. That's where you come in.

Questions about our wood chips? We have answers.

We offer free wood chips in neighborhoods where we’re actively working. They’re an excellent addition to your compost mix and you can also use them to supplement fertilizer in your garden or yard, spread them along a walking path or cover exposed soil to prevent erosion.

Wood chips, not bark dust

These chips aren’t decorative bark dust, but have qualities that make them ideal for many uses because they contain stored nutrients.

Our wood chips are a representative mix of all the material the tree crews deal with during normal operations.

More often than not, the chips will contain several varieties of trees – both evergreen and deciduous. The mix includes ground up tree wood, bark, needles and leaves.

Before requesting chips

  • PGE can only dump chips on private property, not on roads or other public rights of way.

  • We will deliver either a full load or multiple loads only. A full load is 8 to 10 cubic yards (for comparison, a standard pickup truck can hold 1 cubic yard).

  • Trucks that deliver chips are tall, wide, heavy and hard to back into tight spaces.

  • Low arbors, carports or garage overhangs can prevent truck access.

  • Because we want to preserve our equipment and your property, we reserve the right not to dump chips once we arrive.

Feeling chipper?

The worms in your compost pile will be happier than ever with our gourmet Oregon blend of tree wood, bark, needles and leaves.