Golden Walk: Leaves Overwhelm Portland | Daily Stank Image Bank

golden walk
golden walk
a nice little street in NW Portland where the leaves covered everything like gold coins
Taken on October 28, 2008
Photo By littleREDelf

Since this picture was taken in late October, the dominance of our leaf overlords has continued. We must defeat them before they take over our homes, drink our beer, and eat all our Maple(Leaf) Bacon Voodoo Doughnuts. Here is a how to win the War On Leavesâ¬Å¾¢ from the Portland Office of Transportation:

Leaf Removal

Property owners are responsible for removing and disposing of fallen leaves on their property and from the sidewalks adjacent to their property. Portland Street Maintenance crews perform limited leaf cleanup in the fall in areas with the most street trees.

The fall leaf removal program begins late October and runs through mid-December 2008. The program focuses on picking up the leaves that fall onto the streets in neighborhoods with high concentrations of mature street trees. Street leaf removal helps reduce slippery road conditions, increasing the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Leaf removal also reduces localized flooding caused by clogged drain inlets. The City infrastructure benefits from the reduced amount of leaves entering storm drains.

Please be aware that we ask all residents not to rake leaves into the street. Use your yard debris collection service, or take your leaves to the leaf depot sites for recycling.

Leaf Depots

Leaf Depot Schedule 2008

Residents can deposit their leaves for a minimal fee at the locations listed below. The leaves will be recycled into high quality compost.

Cost

$1 per car load

$4 per truck/SUV or trailer load

$5 per truck and trailer

$30 per commercial load (5 yard minimum — larger loads will be referred to commercial recycle centers)

$1 discount for senior citizens

Only leaves will be accepted

No other yard debris will be allowed. For information regarding disposal of non-leaf yard debris, please contact Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000.

Depots open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m.

See below for addresses

Cathedral

Park

Floyd Light

School

Gabriel

Park

Lents

Park

Stanton

Yard

Westmoreland Park

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Leaf Depot Addresses

  • Cathedral Park — St. Johns boat ramp area, at end of N Baltimore

  • Floyd Light School — SE 108th and Washington

  • Gabriel Park — SW 42nd and Vermont, in the upper parking lot

  • Lents Park — SE 92nd and Pardee, on the east side of the park

  • Stanton Yard — 2929 N Kerby, west of Emanuel Hospital on Kerby

  • Westmoreland Park — SE 22nd and Nehalem, in parking lot by baseball field

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One Response to Golden Walk: Leaves Overwhelm Portland | Daily Stank Image Bank

  1. Lindsay November 7, 2008 at 16:22 #

    I would like to jump into that pile of leaves!

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