North Bend snow plowing winds down; excess garbage drop off offered

It’s been a long week for the City of North Bend as it worked to clear 2-3 feet of snow from city streets, but on February 15th the city announced that major plowing efforts were winding down in most areas. The Public Works Department and several other agencies and contractors had been working around the clock since Monday’s historic storm to clear roads. The city also announced a garbage garbage recovery plan for residents.

The City said even as the removal efforts were ending, there would still be some snow removal assistance occurring. Team Rubicon, a volunteer disaster recovery group comprised of primarily military veterans, will be coming to town to assist with further snow removal. They will be wearing silver shirts. Residents were asked to slow down and give them the room they need to get their work done safely.

The North Bend Emergency Operations Center said it will not take special requests for assistance as snow removal efforts have wrapped up. They advised seniors or those who are physically disabled to please contact the King County hotline at 206-296-3830 for assistance.

For those interested in assistance with plowing on private property, the city provided a list of local contractors:

  • A Advanced Construction – Josh 253-579-6769
  • Pro Grade Construction – Ryan 206-391-2747
  • North Fork Enterprises – Cleighton 425-888-973
Plows working to clear downtown North Bend after this week’s historic storm. PC: Mary Miller Photography

Garbage: Republic Services announced a recovery plan for missed garbage pickups around the region. In partnership with City of North Bend, temporary drop boxes will be placed at Torguson Park from 8AM to 3:30PM on Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th.

The large blue containers will allow North Bend residents to drop off excess garbage that has accumulated over the past few weeks. Due to limited space, the bins are for garbage only. No recycling or other items, such as furniture and appliances will be accepted.

The service is free, however, residents must bring a photo ID and a copy of their Republic Services bill with a corresponding name to prove residency. Each Republic Services customer will be limited to six 35-gallon bags, which is approximately two times the volume for the largest bin offered to residential customers. Torguson Park is located at 750 East North Bend Way, North Bend.

Post snow storm, 2/12/19. Photo: Mary Miller Photography

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