Northwest NEWS

March 8, 1999

Valley Special

Yard waste recycling

   Yard waste recycling season is open for residents of Snoqualmie Valley cities. Grass clippings, leaves, weeds, prunings, and branches up to 2 inches in diameter and 3 feet in length will be accepted as "Clean Green" yard waste. Plastic, sod, rocks, dirt, bricks, concrete, and lumber are not accepted.

   City of Carnation: The yard waste dropbox at the Carnation Recycle Center (Myrtle and McKinley Street) is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday, it is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Residents must show their City of Carnation utility bill stub each time they bring recycling to confirm their city residency. Recyclers are encouraged to bring yard waste in reusable containers or a brown paper yard waste bag. All plastic bags will have to emptied and taken back home.

   City of Duvall: Subscription curbside yard waste collection is offered. The yard waste dropbox will not be available this year. The first curbside yard waste pickup will be this week. Collection will be biweekly on the same day as garbage collection. To sign up for service and delivery of your 96-gallon toter, call City Hall at 788-1185. Yard waste can be put in the yard waste toter, extra grass or leaves in a garbage can labeled "Yard Waste," in heavy-duty brown paper yard waste bags, but no plastic bags.