The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District (LLSWD) annual fall leaf drop-off will continue with the same format in 2023, as in 2022. The District has received many positive comments from the community that they appreciated the flexibility to dispose of leaves over a longer period of time – especially when adverse weather makes it difficult to address timely. Similar to 2022, the District and our partner, the City of Liberty Lake, will not be picking up leaf bags curbside. We will however assist only those who are physically unable or in specific areas that are inaccessible by vehicle (lakeshore).
For those who require assistance the District and City will have volunteers and/or staff who can come pick up your pre-bagged leaves. To request assistance please contact the District office at (509) 922-5443 or firstname.lastname@example.org. LLSWD also encourages those with the means to transport yard waste to our property to assist their neighbors and those in need. If you are interested in volunteering to assist others in need please contact the District.
Just like last year, the District will allow drop-off of leaf and yard waste at our Water Reclamation Facility property on Indiana Avenue (see map). The following link provides driving directions: https://goo.gl/maps/U4qwuRje4ua56n3z5. The drop off area will be open dawn to dusk – Monday, October 30th, through Friday, December 1st. The area for disposal will be clearly marked.
To access the site, while driving North on Harvard, turn right on Indiana Avenue off of North Harvard Road (behind our Water Reclamation Facility). Continue down Indiana Avenue just past where the pavement ends and our gated access is on the right. Proceed through the gated entrance to the marked drop off site. Signage will be posted. Only residents within the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District and City of Liberty Lake boundaries are eligible to dispose of yard waste at our site. NO COMMERCIAL USE ALLOWED. District staff will be monitoring the drop off site regularly, and may require your load to be inspected prior to unloading.
You may bring your yard waste for drop off (bagged or unbagged), but please limit materials to leaves, yard/garden vegetation, pine needles and grass clippings. Please do not pile bags on other bags, it is very time consuming to uncover and remove them. While it may seem counter intuitive, spreading the bags out is our preference to speed removal. Finally, the most difficult aspect of this program is removal of the bags. If you would be so kind, the District requests that you empty the contents of your bags before leaving the site.
The following items are prohibited:
No Root Balls!
No Trees, Branches, or Limbs!
Please note that the disposal area is unimproved. The District does not assume liability for any vehicular damage or claims resulting from accessing the site. In addition, if you place bags on the curb expecting LLSWD to collect them, you may be assessed additional fees from Waste Management if they collect these bags.
The purpose of the annual fall cleanup is to protect the lake, aquifer, and river from nutrient loading from stormwater that may transport decaying vegetation. Yard waste is beneficial to the landscape when composted, but can be a detrimental nutrient source when mixed with stormwater that discharges to waterbodies.