Jefferson County Solid Waste

COVID–19 updates

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 at the Transfer Station
  • Masks are required for the safety of customers and staff.
  • Stay at least 6 ft. away from others as you unload 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.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility is open on its normal schedule: Fridays & 1st Saturday each month, 10 AM – Noon and 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM.  Masks are required as is social distancing. For large loads schedule an appointment by calling 360-379-6911 (Mon. – Thurs.) or 360-385-9160.


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.

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.