For one week this fall, City of Bellingham residents will be able to drop off tree branches and woody debris, for no charge, at Cowden Gravel on 4000 Hannegan Road in Bellingham.
The Oct. 31 through Nov. 6 drop-off period should help those who are cleaning up tree debris from this month's wind and rain storms. From 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. that Monday through Sunday, Cowden will be set up to receive yard waste such as branches and woody material.
No dirt, leaves or grass clippings will be accepted, only material that can go through a chipper for mulch. This service is best for material that does not fit into Food+ bins. No regular waste, and no material – even woody debris – from a commercial operation, will be accepted.
This tree debris drop-off is available only to City of Bellingham residents; those using the service may be asked to verify their residence with photo ID and utility bill.
The City of Bellingham's subsidy of a seasonal tree debris transfer station ended last year. However, there are numerous options for year-round disposal of yard waste and compost, including:
- Sanitary Service Company – Food+ Program is an every-other week curbside pickup program
- Green Earth Technology
- Recycling & Disposal Services
- Nooksack Valley Disposal
- Compost your own – to learn more about composting, please visit WSU Whatcom County Extension
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