The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has established 32 sites along the coast where people can drop off beach debris that has washed ashore from the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.
State officials say most of the small debris is rigid foam and plastic. Residents and visitors who find that sort of debris are asked to put it in official beach cleanup bags that are available at state park campgrounds and bring it to debris drop-off locations. Larger objects, such as tires and appliances, should be reported by calling 211 in Oregon coastal counties. Debris drop-off locations, their operating hours and other details can be found online at Oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/tsunami_debris.shtml.