Turn in Your Leaves!
Compost your leaves and grass clippings at the Fall Leaf Haul on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This event provides a way for homeowners to drop off grass clippings and leaves (no tree limbs accepted), and to turn them into compost locally. The program is designed for Salem residents only (no commercial landscapers, please). This event also helps keep leaves out of storm drains, reducing the potential for clogged storm drains and flooding.
Seniors and disabled citizens can call Center 50+ at 503-588-6303 for assistance in transporting bagged leaves to a collection site. November 15, 2013, will be the last day seniors and disabled citizens will be able to sign up for assistance.
This year’s collection locations include the following Salem sites:
Lana Avenue NE Gate
Lana Avenue NE and Silverton Road NE
Sprague High School
2373 Kuebler Road S
Wallace Marine Park
East End of Glen Creek Road NW
Volunteer Call for the Fall Leaf Haul
The City of Salem is seeking volunteers for this year’s Fall Leaf Haul event on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering a couple of hours or would like more information about the event, please contact Leo Gonzalez at 503-589-2195.
Return the Favor!
Donate a few dollars to help support the Parks Tradition Fund or canned food for Marion-Polk Food Share.
The Fall Leaf Haul program is sponsored by the City of Salem, Marion County Public Works Environmental Services, Salem garbage/recycling haulers, and neighborhood and community groups. Equipment, operators, and hauling costs are donated by the Mid-Valley Garbage and Recycling Association. Disposal fees have been paid by Marion County Public Works, Environmental Services. The collection sites are organized and staffed by Neighborhood Associations and service organization volunteers.
Become a "Leaf Ranger"
Fall is here! With the season comes the task of what to do with all those leaves. You have several options. First, consider composting them. They make a good addition to any compost pile. Second, place your leaves in your green yard waste bin for curbside pickup. Third, Salem residents can pass along their leaves to the City of Salem during its annual leaf haul scheduled for December 7, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sprague High School, the Oregon State Fairgrounds, and Wallace Marine Park.
Do not rake or blow leaves into the street because leaves and fall rains may cause local flooding by plugging up storm drains and catch basins. Again this year, City of Salem Public Works will be conducting street sweeping operations around the clock, but remember, raking/blowing leaves into the street is prohibited by the Salem Revised Code 47.220. For more information regarding this ordinance visit cityofsalem.net/Departments/Legal/Salem%Revised%20Codes/Solid%20Waste%20Management.pdf.
Residents can further assist by being "Leaf Rangers" in their neighborhoods. If leaves are covering catch basins in the street, simply rake the leaves to the lower side of the catch basin. This will prevent flooding for the short-term. Call 503-588-6229 for additional information.
Thank You to Our 2013 Collection Site Volunteers!
This year, the State Fairgrounds collection site will be coordinated and run by the following:
Grant Neighborhood Association
Highland Neighborhood Association
Lansing Community Action Neighborhood Association
North Lancaster Neighborhood Association
Northeast Neighbors Neighborhood Association
Northeast Salem Community Neighborhood Association
Northgate Neighborhood Association
This year, the Sprague High School collection site will be coordinated and run by the following:
D & O Garbage
Faye Wright Neighborhood Association
South Gateway Neighborhood Association
South Salem Neighborhood Association
Sprague High School
Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association
This year, the Wallace Marine Park collection site will be coordinated and run by the following:
Valley Recycling & Disposal
West Salem Neighborhood Association