Wind Storm

A trampoline, blown by the wind, rests on the roof of a house near downtown Hermiston on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

After a major windstorm hit the region May 30, Umatilla County residents can bring logs, branches and other yard waste generated by the storm damage to the Stanfield Compost Yard on Hoosier Street in Stanfield.

During the June 22 Hermiston City Council meeting, City Manager Byron Smith said the opportunity was a partnership between the cities of Stanfield, Umatilla and Hermiston.

People can get rid of debris for free from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until July 19. The code to open the gate at the compost yard is 7777#.

Umatilla residents can also drop off yard debris, appliances and household garbage at the city’s public works shops, 1203 Third St., on July 1-2 from 4-7 p.m.

The city’s annual spring cleanup was postponed due to COVID-19 and is now the “Sweep into Summer” event. In addition to the ability to drop off items, residents who need help transporting their waste can arrange ahead of time for a curbside pickup during the event.

For more information or to arrange pick-up, call 541-922-3226 or email

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