COVID–19 update – Please continue to wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance. Masks are available if you need one. Please stay home if you or anyone in your household is sick or has symptoms of COVID-19. Visit Public Health’s COVID_19 page for more info about the virus.
Paint Recycling – The Department of Ecology has contracted with PaintCare to establish collection points for unused oil-based and latex paints where those products are sold. The PaintCare program launched April 1 with a single collection point at Peninsula Paint Center located at 315 Decatur St., Port Townsend. For questions about the PaintCare program or to find other retail collection points, please visit: https://www.paintcare.org/states/washington/ or phone (360) 450-1639. PaintCare Washington Launch Press Release.
The PaintCare program is independent of Jefferson County’s Moderate Risk Waste Program which will continue to collect oil-based paints only at the Moderate Risk Waste Facility located in the Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven.
Recycle Flyer– Find out what can and can’t be recycled in Jefferson County. Check out the back of the flyer for drop-off locations and hours of operation, as well as information about why some things can’t be recycled.
Recycling videos – Get answers to common recycling questions, learn about contaminants, and find out more about recycling in general.
- Blue is Recycling, Red is Garbage (by Commissioner Greg Brotherton and Tracy & David Grisman)
- Do you know what to recycle? (by Commissioner Greg Brotherton and Laura Tucker, Jefferson County Environmental Educator)
- Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? The Truth Is Complicated. Watch this eye-opening video about recycling.