Jefferson County Solid Waste

COVID–19 updates

Oct 22 SWAC Meeting
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on in-person meetings, the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) regular meeting on 10/22/2020 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM will be held via video conference. Anyone may attend the meeting via audio by calling (646) 749-3122, Access Code: 462-403-413#.

Port Townsend Transfer Station and Quilcene Drop Box are open on their normal schedules. 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.
  • 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 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.

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.