Your trees are nearly bare and you've made all the "leaf angels" you possibly can in your leaf piles, now what?
Salem residents can dispose of leaves piling up in their yard at
the City of Salem's Fall Leaf Haul Events. The free events will be held Saturday,
November 16 and Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brown's
Island Demolition Landfill (2895 Faragate Street S).
The free leaf haul events are for residents only, not for
You don’t have to bag your leaves if you are dropping them off
at Brown’s Island Demolition Landfill. However, if you are using bags, the City
encourages the use of paper lawn leaf trash bags, instead of single-use
Assistance is available to transport bagged leaves for seniors
and people with disabilities. Those who need assistance may call 503-588-6303 by Nov. 15, 2019
to make arrangements.
Brown's Island Demolition Landfill only accepts leaves or yard
debris from the public during the Fall Leaf Haul, which is made possible by the
City of Salem, Marion County, and local garbage haulers.
Keep Leaves out of Streets
and Storm Drains
The combination of falling leaves and increased rain can lead to
clogged storm drains and cause local street flooding. Accumulation of leaves in
streets and streams also adds excess nutrients that can degrade the water
quality of local streams. The Fall Leaf Haul is one of many best management practices addressed in the City's stormwater permit that help reduce the amount
of pollutants from entering local streams.
Compost with a Purpose
The Fall Leaf Haul is an opportunity to dispose of leaves that
turn into compost with a local purpose. The compost is used in Marion County
parks and restoration projects and donated to schools and non-profits, such as
the Marion-Polk Food Share for use in their community gardens. Residents can
purchase the compost at the Marion County Juvenile Department's Fresh
Start Market (3020 Center St. NE, Salem