Area residents are encouraged to drop off leaves and donate non-perishable food items at the 15th annual free Leaf Disposal and Food Drive. The event will be held at Cook Park, at the end of 92nd Avenue just off of Durham Road near Tigard High School.
- Drop off leaves and food items between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on any of the following dates:
Leaves can be loose or bagged. Paper bags, purchased at local hardware stores, are preferred. Plastic bags may be used for transport, but must be emptied before leaves are accepted by city staff.
A donation of two non-perishable food items is recommended. Donations will be forwarded to area residents through Tigard’s St. Vincent de Paul food distribution facility.
For more information, contact Wastewater Operations Supervisor Theresa Reynolds at 503-718-2704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leaves, coupled with rainy weather, can spell trouble for city roadways. Leaves that collect or are deposited on the roadway cannot be picked up by street sweeping equipment. During heavy rains these leaves are carried downstream where they accumulate and clog storm drains. Standing water and occasionally flooding result creating a hazard for motorists and pedestrians.
What can you do to help?
- Collect and contain your leaves—don’t let them accumulate on city streets.
- Dispose of leaves properly—either compost them, place them in your yard debris container for pick-up by your garbage hauler, or bring them to one of the city’s free leaf disposal events.
- Report clogged storm drains by calling 503-718-2591.