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County allowing free disposal of storm debris | King County

Yard waste like branches, brush, tree stumps and wood rounds are allowed to be disposed for free at the Enumclaw Transfer Station this weekend.

The following is a press release from King County:

Many King County residents find themselves with excess yard waste, a result of this year’s snow and wind storms. To help with the problem, the county is allowing a free drop-off of storm-related debris.

The Enumclaw Transfer Station is among the six King County Solid Waste Division facilities that will accept loads this weekend, April 6 and 7.

Facility hours vary by location, so residents are encouraged to visit kingcounty.gov/solidwaste, or call the King County Solid Waste Division at 206-477-4466 for more information.

Yard waste like branches, brush, tree stumps and wood rounds are allowed. No plastic bags, garbage, sod, soil or rocks can be accepted. Branches must be less than 8 feet long and less than 4 inches in diameter. Tree stumps or wood rounds must be less than 2 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet.

Residents are reminded to secure their loads. To ease with removal and to help speed up service, residents are asked to place debris on top of a tarp or sheet of plywood.

There are several additional options available for recycling storm-related yard waste, including curbside recycling (yard waste cart) and commercial recycling companies that charge a fee for their service, but may prove to be more convenient for some residents.

Storm debris recycling information is available online at kingcounty.gov/solidwaste, or by calling King County Solid Waste at 206-477-4466.


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