Recently, I received a note from constituent informing me of several large bags of trash that some unknown person(s) dumped on his private property. It’s maddening to see this type of behavior.
I am writing to remind folks of services that may be helpful if you find yourself victimized in a similar way. The Pierce County Solid Waste Division has a website where you can report illegal trash dumping and apply for a litter credit. Click on the following link, Solid Waste/Garbage for more detailed information.
If trash is in the county right of way, a county crew will be out to get it. If it is private property, the property owner will be notified and required to maintain the property.
To report other code violations such as abandoned vehicles, junk vehicles, illegal RV’s etc., here is a link to the Pierce County Code Enforcement webpage: Code Enforcement, or you can use the county's new Pierce County Works portal, which allows you to report numerous items all from one portal. You can find it here: PierceCountyWa.Gov/Works
To send a message to Code Enforcement go here: Send us a message or call 253-798-4636.
As an FYI, the county does have an adopt-a-road program. Maybe you know of a service group or a neighborhood that would like to organize a crew. The state has one, too. Their crews periodically pick up along Mountain Hwy, Meridian and SR702. Their website is Adopt-a-Highway.
PS. 264th Street East remains closed to through traffic between Orting Kapowsin Highway East and 118th Avenue East following a culvert washout on Jan. 7, 2022. Pierce County Public Works expects to replace the culvert and repair the road this spring, pending permitting. The road will remain closed until the repair is complete.
Here is a link for more information about the project: 264th St. E culvert repairs