Monday, January 23, 2012

Snowy photos of our Downtown Campus courtyard

While the college was closed during most of last week's snow and ice storm, our brave facilities and maintenance employees still managed to stop by periodically to check on our campuses.

Below are some photos that Bill Green, maintenance specialist, took:

Storm debris disposal options

Pierce County residents who have storm debris to clean up can dispose of it for free at the following county transfer stations:

Puyallup/South Hill/Graham Areas
Hidden Valley Transfer Station, 17925 Meridian Street East
Seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Gig Harbor Peninsula
Purdy Transfer Station, 14515 54th Ave. NW (144th St NW @ 54th Ave NW)
Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Bonney Lake / East Pierce County
Prairie Ridge Transfer Station, Prairie Ridge Dr E @ South Prairie Road E
Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Anderson Island
White’s Pit, Eckenstam Johnson Rd
Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Customers who pay for curbside yard waste collection can put compostable debris inside yard waste containers and place at the curb on their regular collection day. Debris must be inside the container. Debris placed next to a container will not be collected.

There will not be a special collection of storm debris at the curb at this time. The most effective way to mitigate storm damage is through drop-off at the transfer stations. Residents should not place storm debris at the curb or along the road. It is unsafe and illegal to dump storm debris into public rights-of-way, storm water facilities or other public property. Please call the Pierce County Responds hotline at 253.798.INFO (4636) to report illegal dumping.

Tacoma Residents
City of Tacoma residents should contact the city at 253.591.5543 or visit for information on Tacoma’s programs.

Additional Information
Additional information is available online at or by calling 253.798.2179.