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The Mariposa County Department of Weights & Measures (tel (209) 966-2075) provides information about what constitutes a cord of firewood. Read the "Firewood Buyers Should Beware" article in the September 25, 2008 issue of the Mariposa Gazette.
The Sierra National Forest office inside the Yosemite-Sierra Visitors Bureau and Visitor Information Center at 41969 Hwy. 41 in Oakhurst issues a free wood permit, which allows you to go to designated sites on national forest land (they provide you with a map) and collect dead and down firewood between April 1 and November 30 each year. It costs $10/cord with a two-cord minimum and 10-cord maximum.
You can visit the NPS office in El Portal to obtain a $10 permit, which allows you to get firewood from the NPS woodpile west of El Cap meadow starting in April each year.
Yosemite Recycling, Doug Balbas (tel 559-676-9667, firstname.lastname@example.org) started a company in summer 2008 with a free electronic waste drop site (eg, TVs, computers, copiers, handheld or household electronics) and appliance/air-conditioner recycling at the Paw thrift store in Oakhurst (former site of the Candled Egg behind the Valero station next to Wood Choppers Supply). He also will do pick ups for those who don't have a way to transport items.
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