NEWPORT, Ore. — There is now a place to discard tsunami debris discoveries.
Oregon Parks and Rec crews have set up 32 tsunami debris drop-off sites along the Oregon coast.
Crews have already begun filling some of the large containers full of styrofoam and bottles with Japanese markings found on the beaches. So far, only the washed up dock has been confirmed from the tsunami in Japan.
You can drag larger pieces of debris, or ones with living organisms, above high tide, then report the date and location.
Pieces like tires or appliances can be left on the beach and reported.
Smaller pieces that can fit in official clean up bags, that are available at state park campgrounds, can be taken to a drop-off site or day use area.
Signs will be posted within the next week or so along the coast alerting visitors with more information, and exactly where you can place them at the day-use sites.
“We just wanted to make it easier for the public to dispose of the debris, and maybe encourage people to help us do beach cleanups,” said Beverly Beach State Park Manager Patti Green.
All tsunami debris reports must be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 211 in Oregon coastal counties.
To find a drop off site or learn what to do with larger items click here.