Emergency Management

Free options to dispose of windstorm debris
Posted By Hunter George on Nov 17th, 2010 at 11:07 AM

County residents who woke up to storm debris in their yard can dispose of it for free at county transfer stations. Public Works and Utilities provides an ongoing program to compost yard waste—branches, leaves, shrubs, and small limbs (under 4 inches in diameter) free of charge at the following locations:
 
 Puyallup/South Hill/Graham Areas
Hidden Valley Transfer Station, 17925 Meridian Street East
Open 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., seven days a week

 
 Gig Harbor Peninsula
Purdy Transfer Station, 14515 54th Ave. N.W. (144th St N.W. at  54th Ave N.W.)
Open 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.,  seven days a week
 
 Key Peninsula
Key Center Transfer Station, 5900 Key Peninsula Highway North
Open 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday
 
 Bonney Lake / East Pierce County
Prairie Ridge Transfer Station, Prairie Ridge Drive East at South Prairie Road East
Open 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., seven days a week
 
 
 Anderson Island
Anderson Island Transfer Station, 9600 block Steffenson Road
Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays
Open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays
 
 
Additionally, customers who pay for curbside yard waste collection can put compostable debris inside yard waste containers and place at the curb on their regular collection day. 
Debris must be inside the container. Debris placed next to a container will not be collected.
There will not be a special collection of windstorm debris at the curb. The most effective way to mitigate storm damage is through drop-off at the transfer stations. Residents should not place storm debris at the curb or along the road. It is unsafe and illegal to dump wind storm debris into public rights-of-way, stormwater facilities, or other public property. Please call the Pierce County Responds hotline at 253-798-INFO (4636) to report illegal dumping.
 
Tacoma Residents
City of Tacoma residents should contact the city at 253-591-5543 or visit www.cityoftacoma.org for information on Tacoma’s programs.

Additional Information

Additional information is available online at www.piercecountywa.org/solidwaste or by calling 253-798-2179.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Steve Wamback, solid waste administrator, at 253-798-4656 or swambac@co.pierce.wa.us
Debi Ross-San Soucie, public information officer, at  253-798-7015 or dross1@co.pierce.wa.us

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