Clatsop County leaders have announced the following details about Western Oregon Waste's operations.


· Cannon Beach, Seaside, Gearhart and Warrenton have been operating temporary storm debris collection points within their city limits. Cannon Beach has been accepting woody debris and spoiled food at its East Second Street site. Seaside has been allowing drop off of woody debris, demolition debris, and Spoiled Food at their site south of Coast Hardware. Gearhart has been allowing drop off of woody debris, and demolition debris on Pacific, near the Fire Station. Warrenton will be directing residents to bring their woody debris to the Astoria Transfer station beginning Wednesday.

· All communities currently allowing local drop off of storm debris ask that no household trash or household hazardous materials be discarded at these collection points. Please do not bring garbage to these drop off points - they are there to primarily assist people in immediate removal of fallen trees, limbs, brush, and small amounts of debris that may have come off their houses, garages and fences in the storm.


· The Astoria Transfer Station, on Williamsport Road, will continue to accept Woody Debris (trees, limbs, shrubs, "green waste") free of charge through Dec. 31. All other materials will be charged according to regular rates.

· In the past two days, we have seen 1,600 yards of woody debris come across the scales at the transfer station. We have been busy, but at no point has there been a long wait for customers at the scales, and no back up of traffic. We have beefed up our staff and site equipment to handle the additional volumes of material, and anticipate that we will continue to be very busy for the next 2 to 3 week period.

For questions, contact Laura Leebrick at 503 739-6049. For service requests, contact the Customer Service Department at 503 861-0578.