23rd Annual Leaf Disposal and Food Drive

Keep storm drains and streets clear and safe this fall—bring your leaves, pine needles and grass clippings to one of our free leaf disposal and food drive events. You can also clear your cupboards by donating canned and nonperishable food at the same time! Mark your calendar for:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 5

At the parking lots of:
Aloha High School, 185th Avenue and SW Madeline
and The Home Depot, 13700 NW Science Park Drive


City residents may also drop off leaves at the events below.

City of Beaverton Every weekend November 7 - December 12 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Various locations
City of Cornelius

Saturday, December 5

Saturday, December 19
OR Mon. - Fri. from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 1300 Kodiak Circle
City of Forest Grove Saturday, December 5
Saturday, December 19
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 22nd Ave. and Yew Street.
City of Hillsboro Saturday, December 12 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hillsboro Fairground Sports Complex on 28th Ave.
City of Tigard Saturday, December 12
Saturday, December 19
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cook Park at the end of 92nd Ave.

Participating in the leaf disposal program helps:

This program is funded by Clean Water Services' $7.25 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.

Last year Washington County residents cleared 105 dump truck loads of leaves from neighborhood streets and donated 3,406 pounds of food and $282 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.


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