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Jefferson County Solid Waste

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RECYCLE LIST UPDATE: Please continue to recycle as instructed on the Recycling in Jefferson County brochure.   Global market changes may affect collection of some paper grades and plastics #3-7.  Any changes will be announced here.


  • This is a great time to avoid waste.  E.g., avoid single-use plastic packaging; remove your name from junk mail lists.
  • When In Doubt, Throw It Out.  Inclusion of plastic “clamshell” containers, lids, plastic bags, miscellaneous plastic, soiled papers, laminated paper/plastic cartons  and other contaminants reduce materials recyclability.
  • Keep it clean. Liquids, food and cross contamination reduce materials recyclability.
  • Be patient.  Recycle markets will adjust for a couple of years as new processing facilities are developed and new markets are established.

THANK YOU to attendees of the Special Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting June 28.  Forty-two attended.  Comments are being tabulated and will be posted here when completed.  (Meeting announcement: Special Public Meeting June 28, 2018 – Possible Changes to Recycling Program.)

Related: China’s ban on scrap plastics imports may affect local recycling.  Read more…

Please!  Secure your Load.

BATTERIES: Rechargeable, Button and Lithium batteries

2018 City of PT Recycle + Garbage Pickup Calendar 

2018 Holiday Closures:

  • Presidents Day – Monday, February 19
  • Memorial Day – Monday May 28
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 3
  • Veterans Day (observed) – Monday, November 12
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23*
  • Christmas – Tuesday, December 25
  • New Year’s Day 2019 – Tuesday, January 1

*The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is closed on Friday after Thanksgiving.  The  Solid Waste Disposal Facility (Jacob Miller Rd) and Quilcene Drop Box Facility are open regular hours on the Friday after Thanksgiving.


Solid Waste Disposal Facility / Recycle Center

(Also known as the Transfer Station)

325 County Landfill Rd,  Port Townsend

  • Open Mon. – Sat. 9:00 am – 4:30 pm except County holidays.
    Disposal fees are weight-based and include tax. Recycling is free of charge………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Quilcene Solid Waste & Recycle Facility

295312 Highway 101 (S. of Quilcene)

Open Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm except County holidays.

Disposal fees are volume-based and include tax.  Recycling is free of charge.

Additional Recycle Locations

Information: (360) 385-9160 

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