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Debris drop-off boxes will be open on three different days until full due to limited availability.

The city of Lake Oswego has arranged debris drop-off boxes for residents who are still cleaning up after the recent storm, which caused damage and power outages across the city.

Residents can dispose of tree debris at three self-haul events Tuesday, Feb. 23, Saturday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop-off boxes are free of charge and will only be open until full.

The first self-haul event will be in the parking lots of Roehr Park, 350 Oswego Pointe Drive, and Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive, at the Melrose Street parking lot. The last two drop-off days will take place in the Lake Oswego High School parking lot, 2501 Country Club Road, and Lakeridge High School parking lot, 1235 Overlook Drive.

People can dispose of large branches and plant material, but not large tree stumps or root balls, landscape waste, telephone poles, concrete, hazardous waste and garbage or food.

"It is okay to transport debris in trash/plastic bags, but debris must be dumped out at the drop-off location. Volunteers will be available to direct you, but you must unload and place debris independently," the city's website read. "Residents may make as many trips as necessary to the drop sites. We encourage neighbors to work together (particularly those with hauling capacity!)."

People can also haul yard debris for a cost to nearby places like S&H Landscaping, Grimm's Fuel Company and Metro South Transfer.

Republic Services, Lake Oswego's waste and recycling service, is offering to collect extra debris at no charge during residents' next scheduled delivery day. Requirements for curbside pick-up include placing extra garbage and recycling in sealed bags next to the cart, extra yard debris in Kraft bags — not plastic — next to the bin and cutting yard debris into 6 inches in diameter or less for proper composting. For more information and additional requirements, visit the city's website.


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