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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Point Roberts Free Green Waste Drop Off Days Start May 14

As the community of Point Roberts recovers from the effects of pandemic border closures, the Health Department has teamed up with Cando Recycling and Disposal to offer free green waste disposal for residents and property owners in the community. 

Maintenance and disposal of yard waste is important for both water quality and human health. Piles of yard waste can add nutrients like phosphorus to our waterways. Nutrients feed algae blooms, which can harm water quality and wildlife. Tall grasses and brush near homes can also attract rodents that carry diseases harmful to people and pets.

Details:

Who: Residents and property owners in Point Roberts.

What: A one-time free drop off of green waste at the Point Roberts transfer station. 

  • Accepted green waste: grass, brush, and leaves - must be compactable.

  • Not accepted: soil, branches over two inches in diameter, stumps, bags (contents of bags may be emptied at the transfer station), household waste, commercial or business waste. 

  • One free load per household during any one of the free green waste disposal days. If you are hiring a contractor to drop off green waste on your behalf, make sure they can provide your address to the transfer station. 

  • Daily capacity is limited. If bins are full, please return on another designated free disposal day. 

When: noon till 4:00 every other Saturday in May, June, and July 

  • May 14, 28

  • June 11, 25

  • July 9, 23  

Green waste disposal is free only on these designated free drop-off days. 

Disposal of yard waste outside of the designated free days will incur the standard fee of ten cents per pound. 

Where: Cando Recycling and Disposal Point Roberts Transfer Station2005 Johnson Road in Point Roberts Washington.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hayden, Whatcom County Health Department Solid Waste Supervisor, at 360-778-6036.

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