Clark County Public Works reminds residents to rake and properly dispose of leaves to prevent roadway flooding. Leaves that aren’t properly disposed of can clog storm drains and create areas of standing water on roadways. Drivers can lose control of their vehicle when driving through standing water, or water can splash onto windshields and block other driver’s fields of vision.
Blowing, raking, sweeping or dumping leaves onto county roads is unlawful. Residents can clear clogged storm drains on neighborhood streets with low speed-limits and light traffic. On busy roads, storm drains should only be unclogged by Public Works staff. Residents can report clogged drains and street flooding at clark.wa.gov/public-works/report-park-road.
Residents can dispose of their leaves for free with the Fall Leaf Coupon program, courtesy of the City of Vancouver and Clark County Public Works. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 residents can drop off up to five cubic yards of leaves at one of four designated sites at no charge. Residents can get their coupon by:
- Printing a coupon from cityofvancouver.us/leafcoupon, clarkgreenneighbors.org, or wcnorthwest.com/leaves.
- Clipping a coupon from Waste Connections’ annual recycling newsletter, which will be mailed to all residences in Clark County in October.
- Calling Vancouver Solid Waste at 360.487.7160 or emailing email@example.com to have a coupon mailed.
- Picking up a coupon from Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th Street, City of Vancouver Utility Services, 2323 General Anderson Road and other city offices.
The four sites for leaf disposal are H&H Wood Recyclers, McFarlane’s Bark, Triangle Resources and West Van Materials Recovery Center. Addresses, business hours and more information can be found on the coupon. The coupons are for residential use only and cannot be redeemed by businesses. Branches and other yard debris are not eligible for free disposal. Loads should be covered during transport, and all bags of leaves will need to be emptied at the disposal site by the resident. Residents can also dispose of leaves in their yard debris/organics cart.
To receive information about road and park projects, closures, opportunities for community input, and more, residents can follow Public Works on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and view information on Nextdoor.
Kaley McLachlan-Burton, Community Engagement and Inclusion manager, Public Works, 360.946.7584, firstname.lastname@example.org