Current Alerts

  • Composting Class – Last one for 2024! Saturday, June 29 at Finnriver Cidery in Chimacum Join your fellow Jefferson County citizens for an engaging interactive workshop with instruction on how to create and maintain a healthy compost system with food and yard waste. Visit our Yard Waste/Compost page to register and more information.
  • “How Big Business Broke Recycling (and Blamed You)” – PBS Terra Please take some time to watch this short 10 minute video from PBS Terra about Recycling. The video reflects Jefferson County Solid Waste’s experience with recycling. Share the video with your friends. Education is the first step to meaningful change. 
  • Extended Facility hours – The Transfer Station and Quilcene Drop Box now have extended hours, and the Quilcene Drop Box has changed the days it is open. Visit the Facilities & Hours page for more info. 
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events *2024 Dates*  Visit our Hazardous Waste page for details or click the flyer for the downloadable PDF.

Solid Waste Facility Replacement Planning Project

Your thoughts are important. We will use this website, along with in-person activities, to earnestly ask for your opinions on choices. As the planning proceeds, we will ask you for your thoughts on the Feedback. You will also be able to follow the work of the Solid Waste Facilities Task Force or SWFTF as it participates and contributes to the planning process.

Facilities & Hours

Transfer Station

Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste

Drop Box

Household Garbage and Recycling. NO yard waste or construction materials (lumber, roofing, etc.)

Compost Facility

Purchase Compost


We strive to provide our customers with as many disposal options as possible at the Transfer Station outside of Port Townsend or the Drop Box in Quilcene.  In fact, our service level is the same or better than King County and  Seattle.  The City of Port Townsend’s composting facility is located just past the tipping floor at the Transfer Station making yard debris disposal convenient as well.   Please click on the icons to the right to find out about your disposal options.



Hazardous Waste

Yard Waste/Compost


Just about every type of material – from regular household garbage to construction debris to used oil and antifreeze to even creosote pilings – can be disposed of at the Transfer Station.  Click below for Frequently Asked Questions.


About Us

Jefferson County Public Works manages the county-wide solid waste program. As required by the State, solid waste operations must be financially self-sustaining. The program is funded by tipping fees charged for disposal at sites in Port Townsend and Quilcene with a relatively small portion through grants from the Department of Ecology. Levels of service must be balanced with the goal of maintaining current tipping fees.