Leaf Disposal and Food Drive
Join us for the 21st Annual FREE Leaf Disposal and Food Drive! Keep storm drains clear this fall— bring your leaves, pine needles and grass clippings and nonperishable food donations to the parking lots of:
Aloha High School, 185th Ave. and Madeline or
The Home Depot, 13700 NW Science Park Drive
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 7
- Please limit bags to less than 50 lbs.
- Please bring leaves in large paper bags or loose in a bin or can. Plastic bags must be removed and thrown away.
- No litter, rocks, sticks, etc.
- Residents only, no businesses, please!
The leaf disposal program helps to control localized flooding caused by leaf-clogged storm drains. It helps keep nutrients from decaying yard debris out of local creeks, wetlands and the Tualatin River. The program is funded by Clean Water Services' $6.25 per month Surface Water Management (SWM) fee. The SWM 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.
Many cities also hold drop-off events for residents, listed below. Please contact city staff directly for more information.
Last year Washington County residents cleared 110 dump truck loads of leaves from
neighborhood streets and donated 3,290 pounds of food and $285 to the Oregon
Food Bank. Clean Water Services composts about 10,000 cubic yards of leaves each year which includes leaves from our regular street sweeping program, curbside leaf collection and the annual leaf disposal program. That translates into about 1,000 dump truck loads per year (an average dump truck holds about 10-12 cubic yards). Leaves are taken to West Union Gardens and made into mulch.