Tualatin-only residents can bring branches, shrubs and more to three park sites starting Thursday.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF TUALATIN - Tualatin is offering three drop-off sites at Atfalati Park, Browns Ferry Park and Ibach Park for storm yard debris beginning Thursday.

(Update: A fourth storm debris drop-off site has been added at Tualatin High School's south parking lot.)

Tualatin residents who suffered tree, shrub and yard damage from last weekend's massive snow and ice storm, can bring debris to three drop-off locations, beginning today, at no charge.

Drop-off sites are located at Atfalati Park, Brown's Ferry Park, and Ibach Park, which are in close proximity to the areas of town most impacted by the storm, according to city officials. Those drop-off sites will remain open each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., running through the weekend to allow residents enough time to dispose of tree debris.

Allowable debris includes tree trimmings, small stumps, limbs under 12 inches in diameter, and parts of shrubs. Rocks, landscape waste, large tree stumps, treated wood, demolition debris, rock concrete, hazardous waste, household garbage, and commercial tree debris will not be accepted.  

Volunteers from local Community Emergency Response, or CERT, will be among those staffing the drop-off sites.  

City officials are asking neighbors with hauling capacity to assist those who are without. However, those Tualatin residents who are unable to access one of the drop-off locations are asked to neatly stack debris tightly against the curb so it is not blocking the roadway or storm drains and is away from trees, poles, fire hydrants, or other structures.

The city is actively working on a plan for removal of this debris.  

At the same time, city staff continue to prioritize clearing roadways of tree debris. As roadways are cleared, staff will move to sidewalks, and clearing of debris. Staff are continuing to assess the damage caused by the storm and expect cleanup to take several weeks.  

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