Japanese beetle eradication project
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is in the third year of treatment to battle the Japanese beetle—the 2019 project started in April.
Acelepryn G, a granular larvicide, is the same product that has been used for all three years of the project. For more information: visit the Japanese Beetle Project website
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation to keep this invasive pest out of Oregon.
Yard debris quarantine
To comply with the quarantine to prevent the spread of both Japanese beetle adults and larvae, all residents, landscapers, and waste managers that work in the yard debris quarantine area must follow the steps below.
- Residential yard debris including grass clippings, plants with soil, and sod must be contained and delivered to Northwest Landscape Services (details below).
- Compost and transfer facilities ARE NOT ALLOWED to accept yard debris from the quarantine area in order to prevent the spread of Japanese beetle.
- If possible, keep yard debris at the property or use a standard curbside yard debris bin.
- If yard debris must be removed from the property, bag and cover the load and take it directly to Northwest Landscape Services.
Northwest Landscape Services (NLS)
1800 NW Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR
Starting April 1, 2019, hours of operation:
- Monday - Friday: 7 am to 5 pm
- Saturday by appointment
- Closed Sundays and holidays
This yard debris drop-off site is only available to quarantine residents and their landscapers.
Quarantined yard debris and material includes:
- Grass clippings
- Plants with roots or soil attached
- Sod or removed turfgrass
- Growing media (potting soil from raised beds or potted plants, NOT fill dirt)
- Bulbs or tubers of ornamental plants
- Mixed loads containing the above material (avoid mixed loads containing garbage and non-plant material)
Yard debris that does not need to be taken to Northwest Landscape Services includes:
- Tree limbs or prunings greater than 2 inch diameter (no roots attached)
- Shrubs prunings or clippings (no roots attached)
- Fill dirt
- Wood chips
- Lumber or fence boards with dirt attached
- Non-plant materials such as lumber, cement, gravel, and fencing
- Materials not on the list of quarantined debris or materials
Japanese beetle resources