- FREE! Thurston County Disposal of Storm-Related Debris:
- 01/25/2012 - 02/29/2012
FREE! Disposal of Storm-Related Debris: Thurston County residents who have woody debris on their property from the recent storms can drop it off at several locations. Debris such as tree limbs can be dropped off free of charge. For more information, contact Thurston County Emergency Management 360-754-3360.
Thurston County Disposal of Storm Related Debris
Because of a decline in demand for drop off of woody debris related to the recent snow and ice storms, several disposal sites in Thurston County will be closing earlier than originally planned. Drop off of storm-related debris will now end at 4PM on Sunday, February 19 instead of the end of the month at the following locations-
- Kenneydell Park, (ball field parking lot), 6745 Fairview Road
- Rainier, (vacant lot behind Rainier Market) corner of Minnesota and Rochester Streets.
- Griffin Athletic Fields (parking lots), 6924 41st Avenue NW
- Burfoot Park, (front entrance parking lot), 6927 Boston Harbor Road NE
The two remaining drop-off sites will continue to take woody debris free of charge through 5 PM on February 29. Those sites are-
- Waste and Recovery Center (WARC), 2418 Hogum Bay Road NE (residential customers – no fee, Landscape businesses or commercial haulers will be charged their regular fee).
- Sargent Road Gravel Pit, 16500 Sargent Rd. SW
County residents are urged to drop off materials at the WARC if possible. Please note: the drop-off sites are for residential storm-related debris only!
Hours & Times for Drop Off:
- WARC – regular business hours – Monday to Friday 7 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
- All other sites – 7 days a week – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Types of Material:
- Woody “Storm Debris Only” which includes tree branches and trees.
- Absolutely no garbage will be accepted!!
Other Methods for Debris Management:
- We encourage neighborhood associations to identify open areas within their developments for disposal of storm debris in lieu of placing material in the right-of-way or at the curb.
- Rural Right-of-Way collection. County staff will be collecting storm debris from the road right-of-way in the unincorporated areas through Wednesday, February 29, 2012. City residents should contact their jurisdiction.
- Customers will need to have their woody “Storm Debris Only” material to the curb prior to that date for collection. Absolutely no garbage will be accepted.
- Right-of-way means: 1) off the edge of pavement (not on the road way), 2) back of ditch (do not pile or block ditch), 3) not on sidewalks.
- We encourage neighbors to help neighbors with the storm debris.
Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center: (360) 867-2491 for questions regarding self-haul garbage/recycle collection and storm debris related information.
Thurston County Roads Maintenance: (360) 786-5495 for storm debris related questions and collection locations, and storm debris on roads.
City residents should contact their respective city governments for storm debris disposal information.
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