Emergency Management

Reminders: Garbage, recycling and storm debris
Posted By Sheri Badger on Jan 26th, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Last week’s storm affected almost everyone’s trash and recycling collection and many of you are wondering when to set out your containers.

American Disposal, DM Disposal, and Murrey’s Disposal, Lakewood Refuse, LeMay Enterprises, and Pierce County Refuse

For no additional charge, the company will accept twice your normal amount of garbage and recycling on your next regularly scheduled pick up day. If this requires you to use an additional container, please make sure you label it “Garbage” or “Recycling”. Drivers will be on the lookout for these extra containers.

For More Information

American Disposal, DM Disposal, and Murrey’s Disposal

888-806-7048 and www.murreysdisposal.com

Lakewood Refuse, LeMay Enterprises, and Pierce County Refuse

253-537-8687 and www.lemayinc.com 


Transfer Stations Accepting Storm Debris

Storm debris will not be collected at the curb. Pierce County residents with storm related debris can dispose of it for free at the county transfer stations listed below. This storm debris disposal program will continue for at least a month.

Puyallup/South Hill/Graham Areas
Hidden Valley Transfer Station, 17925 Meridian Street East
Seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Gig Harbor Peninsula
Purdy Transfer Station, 14515 54th Ave. NW (144th St NW @ 54th Ave NW)
Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Bonney Lake / East Pierce County
Prairie Ridge Transfer Station, Prairie Ridge Dr E @ South Prairie Road E
Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Anderson Island
White’s Pit, Eckenstam Johnson Rd
Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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 fit inside the container and is limited to foliage and branches smaller than four inches in diameter. No thick branches, trunks or stumps are allowed in yard waste containers. Storm debris placed next to a container will not be collected.

Some cities and towns are establishing drop off locations exclusively for their residents. Residents should contact their city or town directly for more information.

Remember, it is unsafe and illegal to dump storm debris into public rights-of-way, storm water facilities or other public property.  If you witness illegal dumping, please call the Pierce County Responds hotline at 253-798-INFO (4636).

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.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Sheryl Rhinehart, outreach coordinator, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities

253-985-1035 and srhineh@co.pierce.wa.us

Steve Wamback, solid waste administrator, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities

253-324-3584 and swambac@co.pierce.wa.us