Jefferson County Solid Waste

Holiday Closure – Independence Day, July 4

The Port Townsend Transfer Station, Quilcene Drop Box, and HHW/MRW facilities will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Solid Waste Facilities – COVID–19 updates

Port Townsend Transfer Station and Quilcene Drop Box are open on their normal schedules. We ask that you please note the following:

  • We are not accepting loads from outside of Jefferson County.
  • Expect longer wait times as we distance people further apart on the tipping floor.
  • Reduce trips and wait times by postponing your trip until you have a larger load.
  • Instead of self-hauling, consider signing up for garbage collection with Waste Connections 360-385-6612 https://www.murreysdisposal.com/jefferson-county
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others while unloading garbage, recycling, or yard waste.
  • Be patient and stay in your vehicle while waiting at our scales.
  • At the Transfer Station pay with credit card (Visa/Mastercard) rather than cash, if possible.  Quilcene Dropbox only accepts cash or check.
  • Stay home if you or members of your household are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. For COVID-19 information visit Public Health’s COVID_19 page.

HHW/MRW Facility
The Household Hazardous Waste/Moderate Risk Waste Facility is open on its normal schedule: Fridays & 1st Saturday each month, 10 AM – Noon and 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For large loads schedule an appointment by calling Jerry, Mon. – Thurs., at 360-379-6911 or 360-385-9160.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Please call 360-385-9160 if you have any questions about this message.


2020 Recycling Flyer – Updated hours and locations.

New! Recycling videos – Get answers to common recycling questions and learn about contaminants.

Secure your Load – it’s the law Tips for Secured Loads from Washington State Department of Ecology. Secure Your Load a video from Washington State Patrol (WSP) Good to Know.