NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor contributes to the community conversation on housing issues through a weekly column in the Daily World titled "Nailing it Down."


 Since 1999, the "Nailing it Down"articles have been published in the Daily World and other countywide weekly newspapers. NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor County has collaborated with local newspapers, elected officials and local experts to publish articles covering hundreds of topics.



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April 21, 2019

We still have spring cleaning on our mind and hope you do, too. Before we give you some ideas for inside chores, we thought we would talk about another couple of places that may take what you don’t want.

In a recent blog we mentioned the Goodwill, the Union Gospel Mission, and Habitat for Humanity, local charities that each want a different mix of what you might need to castoff. In addition, we mentioned the Aberdeen Thrift City, a business that also accepts donations.

But sometimes it seems like nobody wants what you need to throw away – not even the dump! That’s why we want to remind you about the Stafford Creek Landfill.



For yard or construction waste, the Stafford Creek Landfill, off the Westport highway, is an option you should consider. Located next to the Stafford Creek Prison off of State Route 105 on the way to Westport, the Stafford Creek Landfill is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This facility is a wood-based landfill, where you p...

It’s Spring Cleanup time in Grays Harbor! For many Harborites, that means a free trip to the dump. However, whether you get a free day at the dump or not, use the spring air of new beginnings to see if your old stuff can be useful to a local charity!


One of the reasons many of us hesitate to get rid of things that we no longer need is that we find it hard to “trash” something that isn’t trash.

As you are sorting and cleaning this spring, you are likely to run into a few items that you no longer have use for but clearly could be of use to somebody.

If you like to get some money out of your things, perhaps it is time to organize a garage sale or check out one of the many internet sites to sell things – including www.2good2toss. Several area Facebook pages also offer opportunity to sell or give away your items.  And, the good ‘ole want ads in local papers, such as this one, will also bring customers your way.

Maybe you don’t need the money, or don’t want the has...

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