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Posted on: March 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Snohomish County’s Flood Vouchers Program Ending April 1, 2016

Vouchers allowing for free disposal of floodwater-damaged household items will be accepted at county solid waste facilities through Friday, April 1

EVERETT, Wash., March 21, 2016 – Snohomish County vouchers allowing free disposal at county solid waste facilities for floodwater-damaged household items are still available and will be accepted through Friday, April 1, 2016. Households whose affected property is located in Snohomish County are eligible to request vouchers.  

Items accepted for disposal with a voucher include:

  • Flood-damaged items such as carpets, mattresses, clothes, furniture, water-soaked plasterboard, food, and appliances (except refrigerators and freezers)
  • Spoiled food because of power outages
  • Flood-damaged oil-based paint and small amounts of household hazardous wastes

Commercial and business waste does not qualify for free disposal and will continue to be charged regular disposal fees. Additionally, the vouchers do not cover wood waste, yard debris, concrete, demolition debris, rock, or soil. 

Vouchers can be obtained at the following locations (identification may be required):

  • American Red Cross, 2530 Lombard Avenue, Everett
  • Snohomish County Sheriff, County Courthouse, 4th Floor, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett
  • Snohomish County Sheriff - North Precinct, 15100 40th Avenue NE, Marysville
  • Snohomish County Sheriff - South Precinct, 15928 Mill Creek Boulevard, Mill Creek
  • Snohomish County Sheriff - East Precinct, 515 Main Street, Sultan
  • Gold Bar Police Department, 107 5th Street, Gold Bar
  • Granite Falls Police Department, 205 S Granite Ave, Granite Falls
  • Snohomish Police Department, 230 Maple Avenue, Snohomish
  • Stanwood Police Department, 8727 271st Street NW, Stanwood

Households with large amounts of floodwater-damaged material may request multiple vouchers. Once a voucher is obtained, residents may dispose of their accepted water-damaged items at any Snohomish County solid waste facility.

The vouchers were first made available in November 2015 after being approved by the County Executive and County Council.

For more information about disposal vouchers, facility locations, hours of operation, and general acceptance policies, call the Snohomish County Solid Waste Division at 425-388-3425 or visit
www.snoco.org/solidwaste.

About Snohomish County Public Works               

The Snohomish County Public Works Department employs approximately 600 staff members that develop and maintain county roads; control and manage surface water quantity, quality, and fish habitats; and oversee the recycling and disposal of solid waste. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA  98201. For more information about Snohomish County Public Works, visit www.snohomishcountywa.gov/PublicWorks.

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