VANCOUVER – Clark County and the city of Vancouver are providing coupons that allow residents to drop off up to 5 cubic yards of leaves at no charge through Dec. 31.
Free disposal is for leaves only. Coupons can be downloaded from the county’s website, www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/leaf-disposal, and used at four locations:
- City Bark, 2419 N.E. Andresen Road, (360) 253-8461. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday in October; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in November and December. Closed Thanksgiving and Sundays. Closes early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
- H & H Wood Recyclers, 8401 N.E. 117th Ave., (360) 892-2805. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday in October; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday in November and December; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (all months). Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Closes early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
- Triangle Resources, 812 S.E. Union St., Camas, (360) 834-7253. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday and on Thanksgiving. Closes early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
- West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road, (360) 737-1727. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Thanksgiving and Sundays. Closes early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Leaves must be emptied from bags at the disposal sites. Regular disposal fees apply to leaves mixed with other yard debris.
Other disposal options include applying leaves as winter mulch or using yard debris collection carts available from Waste Connections of Washington.
Clark County reminds residents not to blow, rake or sweep leaves onto streets, where they can block storm drains, cause flooding and create driving hazards.
Intentionally blowing, raking or sweeping leaves onto county roads is littering and violates county code.
To help prevent flooding on neighborhood streets with relatively light traffic, residents can clear clogged storm drains by standing in a safe place and using a rake or other garden tool to pull leaves from the path of flowing water.
However, residents should not try to clear storm drains on busy streets. Call Clark County Public Works at (360) 397-2446 to report clogged storm drains or flooding on busy streets outside city limits.