Bring Your Leaves to the Free Leaf Haul December 8

Closeup of orange maple leaves on a bed of orange and brown leaves.

​Salem residents can dispose of leaves piling up in their yard at the City of Salem’s Fall Leaf Haul Events. The second of two events is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brown’s Island Demolition Landfill (2895 Faragate Street S). Leaves are not required to be bagged if you are dropping them off at Brown’s Island Demolition Landfill.

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. The 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 helps 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 97301).

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