Free Tree Storm Debris Drop Off Sites for City of Olympia Residents.

Two free drop-off sites for tree storm debris will open the next three weekends for use by Olympia residents:

· City of Olympia Maintenance Center, 1401 Eastside Street

· Yauger Park Parking Lot by Dirt Works (entrance off Alta Street)

The sites will be open Saturdays and Sundays:

· January 28-29

· February 4-5

· February 11-12

Except for Sunday, February 5 (Super Bowl Sunday), the drop off sites will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, February 5 the hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tree debris from the storm is the only material that will be accepted. It must not contain other material or objects.

The sites are open for the convenience of City of Olympia residents who should come prepared to show their Olympia utility bill or other proof they are an Olympia resident. Commercial trucks are to use the County Waste and Recovery Center, not the free drop off sites for City residents.

Olympia residents may also take storm debris to the sites previously announced by Thurston County.

The City will work with the Coalition of Neighborhood Associations to determine if additional drop-off sites are needed after February 12 at centralized neighborhood locations.

Tree Assessments.

Olympia’s urban forester has started to survey all trees on City of Olympia rights-of-way to determine their condition. Once the assessment is complete, the City will develop an action plan to prioritize which trees, if any, should be removed.

Report possible hazard trees on City of Olympia rights-of-way to Julie Mongey at the City by email or by phone during office hours:

· [email protected]

· phone: 753.8391.

The City’s urban forester may need to close streets without advance notice to take care of hazardous situations.

For Wednesday, January 25, Olympia’s Urban Forester is closing the following roads at 9:00 a.m. while crews remove hazardous roadway trees:

· Cooper Point Road between 14th and 28th

· Cain Road at both ends of Burnaby Park loop (detour Burnaby Park Loop).