Leaf Disposal

Thank you for participating in this year's Leaf Disposal & Food Drive.

Washington County residents cleared 61 dump truck loads of leaves from neighborhood streets and donated 1,695 pounds of food and $190 to the Oregon Food Bank.

Clean Water Services composts about 10,000 cubic yards (about 1,000 truck loads) of leaves each year which includes leaves from our regular street sweeping program, curbside leaf collection and the annual leaf disposal program. Leaves are taken to West Union Gardens and made into mulch.

Participating in the leaf disposal program helps:

  • Reduce localized flooding caused by leaf-clogged storm drains.
  • Keep nutrients from decaying yard debris out of local creeks, wetlands and the Tualatin River.
  • Keep streets safe and clear for bikes and pedestrians.

This program is funded by Clean Water Services' $8.25 per month Surface Water Management (SWM) fee. This fee pays for flood management and water quality protection and improvement programs including street sweeping, 24-hour emergency flood response, catch basin cleaning, water quality monitoring, watershed planning and public education.

 

The partner cities below also have residential leaf programs. Please contact your city for details.  

PartnerDate/Time Location
City of Cornelius Saturday, 8 am - 1 pm: 
December 16 
1300 S Kodiak Circle
City of Forest Grove Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm:
December 16
22nd Ave and Yew St. 
City of Hillsboro Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm: 
December 16
Hillsboro Fairground Sports Complex on 28th Avenue
 City of Sherwood
Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm:
December 9
15527 SW Willamette Street
 City of Tigard Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm:
December 9
Cook Park, end of 92nd Avenue

Receive news on what we are doing in the community and our innovative solutions to continue on providing clean water.