Recycling at County Facilities
The County's Transfer Stations and NRDC'S (Drop Boxes) have designated recycle areas. Please check the list below to see what's accepted. There is no fee charged for residential customers.
No plastics are accepted for recycling at County facilities.
If recycling at your curb, check with your private hauler for their list of accepted items and instructions.
Businesses may recycle at private recycling facilities (see yellow pages) or sign up for curbside collection from local haulers.
Note: The Department of Ecology interactive website lists additional opportunities for recycling various items.
- Lead acid batteries (Households)
- Motor oil (Households)
- Oil filters (Households)
- Antifreeze (Households)
Cardboard (flattened), newspaper & mixed paper
- No pizza boxes, paper towels, paper plates, tissues, carbon paper, disposable diapers or hardcover books
- No waxed, greasy or plastic-coated paper or cardboard such as milk cartons & juice boxes
- No frozen food or drink packaging
- No foil wrapping paper
Electronics (computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones)
Fluorescent tubes/bulbs (households)
Glass bottles and jars
Metal food & beverage cans
- Plastics are NOT accepted for recycling at any County facility.
- Limit 3
- BBQ size or smaller
Scrap metal (households)
- 8 ft. or less (must be 85% metal or more)
- Appliances accepted: washers, dryers, stoves, ranges, hot water tanks, microwaves and dishwashers-if 85% metal.
- No refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps or dehumidifier (view brochure) (view PUD refrigerator/freezer recycling program info)
Yard debris/clean wood waste
Yard debris/clean wood waste is accepted at county solid waste facilities at a reduced rate (view fees).
- Yard debris (green waste) includes leaves, weeds, flowers, roots, grass clippings, shrubbery and small tree trimmings/branches less than 4 inches in diameter.
- Material not accepted for recycling includes: plastic bags, soil, rocks, sod, food waste, pet waste, invasive weeds, or large wood debris-over 4 inches width.