Issaquah residents can drop off storm debris at Tibbetts Valley Park

January 26, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 12:35 p.m. Jan. 26, 2012

Issaquah residents and business owners can drop off tree branches and other woody debris from recent storms at Tibbetts Valley Park on Saturday and Sunday, officials announced Thursday.

The drop-off site is scheduled to open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park, 965 12th Ave. N.W. Only storm-related woody debris is accepted. Though representatives plan to monitor drop-offs, customers must unload material themselves.

Waste Management customers — plus Allied Waste customers subscribed to yard waste service — can also set out compost and yard debris for curbside pickup.

Use the typical 96-gallon cart, another 96-gallon cart, or another three 32-gallon containers, compostable bags or bundles.

Bundles must be tied using sisal twine, not plastic. Debris must be cut to a maximum of 4-feet by 2-feet in size.

The combined containers, bags and bundles must weigh 65 pounds or less and be clearly labeled “compost” or “yard debris” for haulers.

Customers putting out more than the three 32-gallon containers face additional charges.

Waste Management customers — plus Allied Waste customers subscribed to yard waste service — can put out spoiled food from power outages in compost carts. Remove the food from packaging and place in the compost cart. Haulers ask for residents to not put out liquids or plastic bags.

King County Office of Emergency Management officials continue to collect information from residents and business owners on damage and losses suffered during the Jan. 16-23 snowstorm and ice storm.

If a homeowner or business owner sustained damage from the winter weather, they may qualify for federal disaster assistance. Call 1-800-523-5044 before 5 p.m. Jan. 31 or go to the county damage-reporting website.

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