Clark County and the city of Vancouver offer disposal coupons that allow residents to drop off up to 5 cubic yards of leaves for no charge at one of four locations, from Oct. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018.
Coupons can be used at:
H & H Wood Recyclers, 8401 NE 117th Ave., 360.892.2805. 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday in October; 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday in November and December; and 9 am to 4 pm Sunday (all months).
McFarlane's Bark, 8806 NE 117th Ave., 360.892.6125. 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm Sundays in October and November; and 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday in December (closed Sundays in December).
Triangle Resources, 612 SE Union St., Camas, 360.834.7253. 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 NW Old Lower River Road, 360.737.1727. 6 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday; and 8 am to 4 pm Saturday.
Leaves must be emptied from bags at the disposal sites. Free disposal is for leaves only. Regular disposal fees apply to other yard debris and mixed loads.
Please remember to cover your loads before driving to one of the four disposal sites.
Other disposal options include applying leaves as winter mulch or using yard debris collection service available from Waste Connections of Washington-Clark County.
Prevent street flooding
Street flooding often is caused by clogged storm drains, plugged culverts or obstructed roadside ditches.
Clark County residents should not blow, rake or sweep leaves and other debris 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 and debris from the path of flowing water.
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 outside city limits.
When in doubt, play it safe and report the problem to Clark County Public Works.