Two spring yard clean-up events are coming up over the next two weeks, offering residents free disposal of yard wastes.
- On April 20, 22 and 29, all valley residents can bring green yard wastes to the Twisp Transfer Station, 12 Twisp Airport Road, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Allowed are all natural vegetation, branches and woody debris no shorter than 2 feet and no larger than 4 inches diameter; brush and shrubs; weeds; pine needles and cones; leaves and grass clippings; flowers; plants; fruit and vegetable plant trimmings. Not allowed are garbage; lumber or treated wood; homegrown fruit; dirt; construction debris/materials; plastics or paper.
Okanogan County Solid Waste, in partnership with Clean Air Methow and Fire Adapted Methow Valley, and with funding from state Department of Ecology, will be waiving fees at the transfer station.
- On April 18 and 19, there will be free curbside chipping of woody materials available for Twisp residents only, coordinated by Twisp Public Works, Clean Air Methow and Fire Adapted Methow Valley.
Chipping will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday and continue until finished. Place piles of woody material only along curbs by Sunday night (April 17). No pre-registration is required. Piles placed in alleyways rather than the town streets will not be chipped. More than one pile is allowed.
Collected chips will be free for the taking at the end of Lincoln Street in the town park starting at 2 p.m. on Monday (April 18).
Piles should be made up of woody limbs and branches only, no shorter than 2 feet and no larger than 6 inches in diameter. Not accepted: noxious weeds, sod, root balls, piles of pine needles, slash piles or leaves, animal waste, garbage, metal, plastics, lumber or treated wood, construction debris/materials, and paper.
For complete information, visit www.cleanairmethow.org/news-events/springcleanup2022.