What to do with Storm or Flood Debris

Severe weather may generate extra debris and may impact or delay curbside garbage and recycling collection service, depending on the nature of the storm. There are options for disposing of materials including curbside collection and taking them to drop-off facilities. Instructions will be shared through local media broadcasts and online. For more information, visit the home page or call 503-846-3605.

Curbside collection

Washington County garbage and recycling collectors will resume collection routes as soon as it is safe for their employees and equipment to operate. Once collection service resumes, residents with regularly scheduled collection service may set out materials. Please use the curbside collection system whenever possible.

Yard debris

  • Include grass clippings, leaves, plants, weeds and pruned branches —less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 36 inches long.
  • Place materials at the curb in your yard debris roll cart, 30-gallon yard debris bags or bundled by twine and tied. Additional fees may apply for extra bags or bundles.
  • Stockpile excess debris in your yard or garage and set it out on upcoming collection days.
  • Dirt, sod, stumps, metal, rocks, ashes, or treated wood or lumber is not considered yard debris and must be disposed of at a drop-off facility.

Garbage

  • Place materials at the curb in your garbage roll cart or in additional bags next to the roll cart. Additional fees may apply for extra bags.
  • Dispose of bulky and hazardous items at a drop-off facility or arrange for pick-up by your hauler when available.

Do not exceed the following weight for containers

  • 145 pounds for 90 to 96-gallon container
  • 100 pounds for 60 to 65-gallon container
  • 75 pounds for 32 to 35-gallon container
  • 60 pounds for 21 to 32-gallon container
  • 45 pounds for bags or bundles

Drop boxes

Your hauler can also provide a drop box, for a fee, to help remove large amounts of debris. If the box is used to dispose of yard debris only, then the material can be taken to a compost facility rather than to a landfill. Contact your hauler for more information on services and rates.

Drop-off facilities

Yard debris

Yard debris may be collected at temporary locations once it is safe for the public to travel. Check local media for more information or the Solid Waste &Recycling Program website.

Residents without yard debris collection service can take debris to a drop-off yard debris recycling center. Dirt, sod, stumps, metal, rocks, ashes or treated wood or lumber are not accepted at yard debris centers. Visit www.OregonMetro.gov/FindARecycler, call 503-234-3000 or contact a drop-off yard debris recycling center listed below to determine which materials are accepted, hours of operation, disposal fees and directions:

Best Buy in Town
2200 NW Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, 97124

503-645-6665

Grimms Fuel Company 
18850 SW Cipole Rd, Tualatin, 97062

503-692-3756

S&H Landscape Products & Supply 
1748 NE 25th Ave, Hillsboro, 97124 
503-846-0881 
1045 N Fourth Ave, Cornelius, 97113

503-357-6090

Metro transfer stations and household hazardous waste facilities 
6161 NW 61st Ave, Portland, 97210 
2001 Washington St, Oregon City, 97045 

503-234-3000 

9570 NW 307th Ave, North Plains, 97210 

503-647-9489 

13980 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Sherwood, 97140 

503-625-0725 

Tualatin Valley Waste Recovery Facility (co-located with the Hillsboro Landfill) 
3205 SE Minter Bridge Rd, Hillsboro, 97124 
503-640-9427

Garbage and hazardous waste disposal facilities

Residents can self-haul and drop off damaged home furnishings, roofing shingles, treated wood, fencing with hardware, siding or other damaged household items to a drop-off facility:

Forest Grove Transfer Station 
1525 B St, Forest Grove, 97116 
503-992-1212 

No hazardous waste 

Metro transfer stations and household hazardous waste facilities 
6161 NW 61st St, Portland, 97210 
2001 Washington St, Oregon City, 97045 
503-234-3000  
Tualatin Valley Waste Recovery Facility (co-located with Hillsboro Landfill) 
3205 SE Minter Bridge Rd, Hillsboro, 97123 
503-640-9427 
No household garbage, kitchen waste or hazardous waste  

Unsure of what is considered hazardous? Look for labels that say warning, caution, poison or flammable.