Winter Weather Response Update: Road Treatment; Garbage/Yard Waste Service

Update as of 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23:

Good morning! As you traveled to work today you may have noticed some stripes on the road (see photo). The City is now applying a brine solution to the roads in order to prevent ice from adhering to the roadway. Currently, we only have one truck capable of applying the solution to the roads so it’s tough to cover the entire city. Our priorities are the roads around schools, our emergency services facilities, hilly roads, and high traffic areas. While we plan on still using sand in some areas to improve driving conditions, using the brine solution means we can use less.

Please be aware that forecasters are reporting that more snow is on the way. There is a Winter Weather Advisory from 4 p.m. this afternoon to 4 a.m. Saturday morning for the East Puget Sound Lowlands. There is potential for 2 to 6 inches of accumulation. Crews are already out making the rounds and will be ready to respond if additional snow does arrive. If you must drive, please be sure you and your vehicle are prepared.

Were you scheduled for garbage and yard waste service on February 22? DM Disposal did not run residential routes due to inclement weather. Residential customers may place out two weeks worth of garbage and yard waste on the next scheduled service day. If you don’t have an extra bin and plan to use plastic bags for garbage or paper bags for yard waste, it is recommended that you wait to place the bags outside next to the container the morning of service. If you have any questions, contact DM Disposal at 1-888-806-7048.

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4 Responses to Winter Weather Response Update: Road Treatment; Garbage/Yard Waste Service

  1. Laurie Carter says:

    Not sure if you know this but only north of 410 was yardwaste day yesterday; I live south of 410 so it was recycling day. Either way, we will all be putting out recycling, yardwaste and double the garbage next week. Correct?

    • Leslie @ City of Bonney Lake says:

      Hi Laurie – I would recommend contacting DM Disposal for clarification. The customer service number is 1-888-806-7048.

  2. Grant Sulham says:

    Just saw a post that stated next week we can put both yard waste, recycling and garbage out. Any confirmation of this?

    • Leslie @ City of Bonney Lake says:

      Hi Grant – That’s not the information we received from our representative. Also, here’s the notice from their website:

      “Due to inclement weather on 2/22/18 our office was closed and no routes were running. We apologize for the inconvenience and are asking that our customers double up on their next scheduled pick up. You can place your extras in either a garbage bag next to your cart or in your old personal garbage can.”

      If you would like follow up directly with DM Disposal, the customer service number is 1-888-806-7048.

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