ALEXANDRIA – Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management has set up a lumber waste drop-off site for residents of Pope and Douglas counties who recently experienced storm damage.
The temporary tree and lumber waste shutdown site was created to provide additional capacity for locally generated lumber waste following the eruption of recent severe storms.
Solid Waste Management said the site was developed with rapid action in partnership with Douglas County Land and Resource Management, Douglas County Public Works, Douglas County Ag Society and Douglas County Emergency Response.
The site is located on the southwest field of the Douglas County Fairgrounds property. Enter via County Road 82 and follow the signs and barricades on site.
The site will be open Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For now, the site will only be open until July 30. It will only accept twigs, brush, branches, and logs. Materials that will not be accepted are leaves, grass clippings, stumps or root balls, soil and trash. Items must be unpacked.
The site will be staffed and monitored for compliance.