Leaf Disposal

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

Washington County residents cleared 49 dump truck loads of leaves from neighborhood streets and donated 1,614 pounds of food and $175 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' $7.75 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.

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