Fall Leaf Haul
Turn in Your Leaves!
Compost your leaves and grass clippings at the Fall Leaf Haul on Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. This event provides a way for homeowners to drop off grass clippings and leaves to turn them into compost locally. Properly disposing of leaves helps keep them out of storm drains, reducing the potential for clogged storm drains and flooding.
What We Accept
We cannot accept tree limbs. The program is designed for Salem residents only, so no compost from commercial landscapers, please.
Assistance for Senior and Disabled Residents
Seniors and disabled residents may call Center 50+ at 503-588-6303 for assistance in transporting bagged leaves to a collection site. November 18, 2015, will be the last day seniors and disabled citizens will be able to sign up for assistance.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
2015 Collection Sites
Lana Avenue NE Gate
Lana Avenue NE and Silverton Road NE
Brown's Island Demolition Landfill
2895 Faragate Street S
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 5, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering a couple of hours, or you 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"
With the fall 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.
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 Salem Revised Code 47.220.
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.
For more ideas about how you can help make a difference in our environment, check out the Clean Streams, Clear Choices program.
Thank You to Our 2014 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