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Branch/Yard Waste Disposal Site - INFORMATION PAGE

The branch and yard waste disposal site located at the South end of A Street (near the Wastewater Treatment Plant) is currently closed.
Watch for openning dates here.

Yard Waste Disposal Site needs a new home.

posted Apr 16, 2019, 3:34 PM by Jill Nielson

It has come to the City Council's attention that the previous location of the limb and yard waste disposal site, (next to the Sewer Treatment Facility) has been located on BNSF Railway property. BNSF is willing to let the city lease the property from them and estimates the cost to be about $4,000. The City does not have this amount in it's budget so the Council has been looking for other locations that might work. One possible location is to use the City owned property just north of the Drinking Water Treatment Facility on South Military Road. While the Water System owns the land it's facility is on, the City owns the land that is north of the facility. Council is looking into County regulations and requirements as this property is located outside the Vader city limits. 

Using this property would require the clearing of some or all of the old growth trees and installing a road with a sufficient turnaround to accomodate trucks and trailers.
It has been suggested that the funds raised by clearing the trees could be used, in part, to fund the road and possibly purchase a chipper.

Council has not made any decisions on this yet and will be continuing to discuss this and other options at upcoming City Council meetings.

Disposal site scheduled to open in Spring 2019

posted Sep 21, 2018, 1:38 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 1:43 PM ]

The branch and yardwaste disposal site clean-up has finally been completed.
As part of the clean-up, the city has installed a special collection area made of concrete barrier/blocks.

The Council has also decided to manage the disposal site by opening the area only on specific days and times. The disposal site will be monitored and a small disposal fee ($5-$7) will be collected per truck or trailer load. The site will be open only to Vader city residents and will not be open for commercial use. 

The fees collected will be used to help the city rent or buy a chipper to control the limbs and branches pile. 

By allowing the collection of grass clippings, leaves and branches, the city hopes to have mulch/compost and wood chips available in the future for the public to use in their own landscaping and beautification projects.

The current plan is to open the disposal site in early Spring 2019. 
Dates and times will be posted when they are decided.

If you would be willing to volunteer to help monitor or work at the disposal site in the future, please contact City Councilors Judy Costello and Leona Sander-Hunter or contact City Hall at 360-295-3222 or via email: vadercity@centurylink.net

Branch/Yard Waste Disposal site - CLOSED

posted Sep 21, 2018, 1:30 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 1:33 PM ]

The brush pile at the Wastewater Treatment Plant or Sewer Plant has gotten out of control. The pile stretches over 275 feet long and is 40 feet wide in some areas (see the map depicting the size and location below). Some who have been using this free dump site set up by the Vader City Council for Vader residents, are coming from neighboring cities and counties to dump their yard waste and unfortunately their garbage (paper, plastic, boards, wire, cardboard and other  garbage). The intention of this free dump site was for Vader residents, who are not allowed to burn their ward waste, to have a place to dispose of limbs and branches that are pruned from their yards or have been blown down by seasonal storm events. In the past, the city public works personnel have been able to borrow a limb chipper from Lewis County to keep the piles under control. Recently, Lewis County announced that they have sold off their chipper and will not have it available for cities to borrow anymore.
    So not only is the dumping at the Sewer Plant location being abused but the city no longer has a free chipper to use to dispose of limbs. The city is currently looking into options to clean up and remove the current debris pile. Until the city is able to get the current pile down to a managable size and find a way to control who is using and what is being left, the branch disposal site will be closed.
    If you have any questions or ideas about this issue, please contact your City Council members or City Hall at 360-295-3222.


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