Winds continue to plague parts of the South Sound, but that hasn’t prevented folks from starting the massive effort of clean-up after last week’s storm events.
The heavy snow and ice storms resulted in hundreds of downed trees and broken limbs throughout the region. Fortunately, Thurston County residents have multiple venues for disposal of that woody debris, thus removing the temptation to burn it. Rather than trying to burn that wet, green wood, Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) asks to take advantage of the free drop-off locations established around the county. The following sites will be open until Wednesday, Feb. 29th, for free drop-off of debris such as tree limbs and other woody materials.
- Griffin Athletic Fields (parking lots), 6924 41st Avenue NW
- Burfoot Park, (front entrance parking lot), 6927 Boston Harbor Road NE
- Kenneydell Park, (ball field parking lot), 6745 Fairview Road
- 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).
- City of Lacey residents are directed to take their debris to the WARC at no charge
- Rainier, (vacant lot behind Rainier Market) corner of Minnesota and Rochester Streets.
- 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!
All sites for disposal will be open for drop-off of material beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2012 through Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
- 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.