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Ice Storm 2021


Our City Crews are continuing to make progress cleaning storm debris throughout the city. They will be doing a final, systematic clearing of all debris in the public right-of-way over the next two weeks working zone by zone -- completion scheduled for March 19th.

City of Lake Oswego Debris Days

To help Lake Oswego residents to dispose of tree debris from the recent storm, the City organized a number of collection events. The final event took place on Saturday, March 6.

Additional Self-Haul Options

There are 3 convenient options for Lake Oswego residents to haul yard debris from the recent storm. If you have specific questions, please call the business directly or check out their website.

S&H Landscaping (Tualatin)
$21/yard for grass, sod, wood, stumps, leaves, and brush

Grimm’s Fuel Company (Tualatin)
Yard Debris- $20/yard; Stumps- $28/yard

Metro South Transfer Station (Oregon City)
$24 minimum up to 360 lbs for an uncovered load; $20 minimum up to 360 lbs for a tarp covered load. Leaves, brush, limbs (fruit on limbs OK), grass clippings, branches and stumps no larger than 18 inches. Dirt, sod and rocks cannot be included.

Curbside Pick-up

Republic Services can collect your extra debris on your next scheduled service day if it's placed in kraft-styled yard debris bags. The following is required for pickup:

  • There will be an extra charge for each additional bag in the amount of $7.57.
  • Extra yard debris placed curbside should be placed in Kraft bags (not plastic bags) next to the yard debris bins to be composted
  • Yard debris must be cut to 6” diameter or less so it can compost properly (no large stumps or root balls)
  • Spoiled food may be placed in the bin/Kraft bag with the yard debris - but take care not to make the bin too heavy!

If customers have more than a couple of extra bags, we encourage them to drop additional yard debris at the Saturday, March 6, City's Debris Days or the public drop-offs listed.

Neighborhood Drop Box

Neighborhoods can apply for a free drop box for neighborhood cleanups.The City provides free drop boxes through the contract agreement with Republic Services. Submit your application online by filling out the electronic application.

Residents of Unincorporated Areas

To help people living in unincorporated Clackamas County dispose of debris from the recent ice storm, the county is offering a limited number of $30 electronic vouchers for use at participating yard debris disposal locations and with participating landscape and arborist companies for ice storm debris disposal.  Apply by March 19

Storm insurance resources

After severe weather strikes, many home and business owners need to file insurance claims.

Before submitting a claim, determine whether the benefits of filing a claim for the damage outweigh the costs (often called a cost-benefit analysis). Make sure you consider your deductible as part of that analysis. The amount of your damage could be less than or close to your deductible. Then, determine if a claim will be beneficial to your situation. A reported claim could affect your future premium or ability to get coverage.

The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation provides free help for people who need to:

  • Ask questions about the claims process
  • Understand their options and protections as a consumer

Status of City Services

Park Closures

Many City pathways and natural areas are closed because of hazardous trees and ice storm damage. Respect the closures — do not pass cones, barricades, and caution tape. 

Please stay out of the closed areas for your safety and for those working on the cleanup. This cleanup will take time, but know we are working hard to get these areas open for you to explore! 


Library in-person services resumed on Friday, February 19. 

Power Updates

For PGE updates, check the PGE website

Charging Stations & Storm Resources 

Clackamas County has two Storm Resource Centers: Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby and Hope City Church in Milwaukie.

Locations provide blankets, water, batteries, and charging stations (please bring your own charging cords). 

Questions for older adult welfare & people with disabilities, community resources, shelters, food, & medical supplies, call Clackamas County at 503-650-5622

Protect Yourself During a Power Outage

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.
  • Use a generator, but ONLY outdoors and away from windows.
  • Do not use a gas stove and ovens to heat your home.
  • Do not use camp stoves, bbqs, or propane indoors.
  • If you are using your car to warm up or charge devices, do it out in the open, not in your garage.
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.
  • Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices. 

How to Help

Be a good neighbor. Check on the welfare of others. We’re all in this together.

Special thanks to all of our community members offering to help and donate to our friends and neighbors experiencing hardship. As a reminder, please do not bring physical supplies or donations to any Lake Oswego Fire stations.

Contact Information

Lake Oswego Public Information Office

Lake Oswego Public Works

Clackamas County Resources
Shelters, food, & medical supplies

Clackamas County Call Center 

Regional Information

Clackamas County Crisis and Support Line

Save 911 for life-safety emergencies only

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