Compost Facility

Jefferson County Public Works has an agreement with the City of Port Townsend to provide yard waste disposal at the Port Townsend Biosolids/Composting Facility, located at the Transfer Station off Jacob Miller Road outside Port Townsend.

Yard waste, brush and small tree limbs can be dropped off at the Jefferson County Transfer Station.  The cost for yard waste is $5.00 for up to 200 pounds and $48.00 per ton for loads in excess of 200 lbs. Contact the Scale House at 385-3194 if you need other information.  Residential curbside yard waste pickup is also available in the City. County residents are encouraged to use the composting facility for yard waste disposal.

City of Port Townsend Biosolids/Composting Facility
S. Jacob Miller Road, 3/4 mile off Highway 20, just outside Port Townsend
For Information call 360-385-7908

For Yard Waste Drop-off
Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, except County holidays

For Compost Purchase information, call 360-385-7908 to check on availability

Yard Waste Pickup

Curbside yard waste collection is available year-round to any residence served by Waste Connections Inc. in the City of Port Townsend. It is collected every other week alternating with recycling. You can get a curbside collection schedule from Waste Connections Inc. 360-385-6612 or the City’s utility billing office at the Port Townsend City Hall, 250 Madison St in downtown Port Townsend.

The maximum amount per pickup is three “units” in any combination. One “unit” is any of the following containers clearly marked as yard waste:

• A 34-gallon or smaller container with Yard Waste painted in 3-inch letters on the container in two locations and on the lid
• A paper bag designed for yard waste (available locally at hardware and nursery stores; this bag is composted)
• A tied bundle of limbs and branches no longer than 4 ft., no wider than 2 ft. across, and no more than 40 pounds in weight
• A 3 mil or heavier bag (leave the bag open, no ties, it cannot be composted)
• Christmas trees cut in half are also accepted; trees with flocking or tinsel cannot be composted and will be charged extra as garbage

Make sure the yard waste containers are clearly marked or you may be charged for an extra garbage container. Yard waste collection is included in your utility bill.

Self-Haul Yard Waste

Any county resident can also self-haul yard waste to the City’s Biosolids/ Composting Facility for a fee. Currently the charge for this service is $5 for up to 200 pounds and $48 per TON for loads in excess of 200 lbs. Please let the scale attendant at the Transfer Station know you have yard waste. If you also have trash in the same load, you will need to cross the scales twice. Call the City of Port Townsend Biosolids/Compost Facility 360-385-7908 for more information.

For information on any yard waste collection program that may be available in the County call Murrey’s Olympic Disposal 360-452-7278 or 800-422-7854, or Waste Connections Inc. at 360-385-6612.