Residential curbside collection and commercial garbage pickup is available throughout Jefferson County. Call for rates and schedules or to sign up for service:

  • Within Port Townsend City limits: DM Disposal, 360-385-6612 or City of Port Townsend Utility Billing, 360-385-2700.
  • Unincorporated Jefferson County – East: Olympic Disposal, 360-452-7278 or 800-422-7854
  • Unincorporated Jefferson County – West: West Waste & Recycling, 360-374-5020.


Self-Haul Disposal Jefferson County
Please be aware that you must be able to unload your garbage, recycling, or yard waste by yourself. At the Transfer Station, you must be able to back up your vehicle/trailer to the tipping floor to unload your garbage.

What is Accepted For Garbage Disposal?

All residential and commercial solid waste, including refrigerators and other appliances, are acceptable for disposal, EXCEPT for the following:

  • Hazardous Waste – Household
  • Hazardous Waste – Businesses
    At the request of the Port of Port Townsend, Jefferson County ceased operation of the Moderate Risk Waste Facility at the Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven on 9/30/2022. Read the press release for more info on the closure of this facility. Jefferson County has contracted with Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. to hold Hazardous Waste collection events throughout the year, rotating between several locations. Businesses will need to submit a form to Clean Harbors two weeks prior to the event and pay Clean Harbors directly. The form and other relevant information will be posted on this webpage as event dates are announced.  The next business-only event will be in early 2024.  Questions? Call 360-385-9160.
  • Asbestos and asbestos containing waste (3-tab roofing is accepted)
  • Free liquids – must be solidified and non-hazardous


Waste Requiring Special Treatment

  • Used medical needles from residences must be in a puncture resistant container, marked as “Bio-Hazard Infectious Waste” and should be kept separate from other trash.   No charge disposal is available at the Recycling Center at the Transfer Station and at the Quilcene Drop Box facility.  See Medical Waste (“Sharps”). Medical and veterinary hospitals and clinics should contract with a commercial disposal company
  • Lumber and poles must be less than 10 ft long. Lumber treated with creosote or other wood preservative is accepted unless it is brought in by a business that is a manufacturer or supplier of creosote.
  • Used Oil, Spent Antifreeze, Rechargeable Batteries, and Fluorescent Light Bulbs/Tubes can be recycled at the Environmental Centers at the Transfer Station and Quilcene Drop Box Site at no charge. 


Transfer Station

Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste

325 County Landfill Rd
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Tuesday – Saturday
9 am – 4:30 pm
(closed holidays – see list)

  • Disposal fees by weight. Minimum charge: $10 for garbage, $5 for yard waste.
  • Cash, check, or credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover only) accepted.
  • No-fee Recycling.
  • Questions? call 360-385-9160
  • Please be aware that you must be able to unload by yourself, and be able to back up your vehicle/trailer to the tipping floor if you have garbage.


Quilcene Solid Waste
Drop Box

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

295312 Highway 101
Quilcene, WA 98376

9 am – 12 pm & 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
(closed holidays – see list)

  • Disposal fees by container, loose volume, or special rate for bulky items.
  • Only cash or check accepted. NO CREDIT/DEBIT cards.
  • No-fee Recycling.
  • Questions? call 360-385-9160. Quilcene Drop Box Office: 360-765-3051
  • Please be aware that you must be able to unload by yourself.


West Waste & Recyling Transfer Station

272 La Push Road
Forks, WA 98331

360-374-5020 or 360-374-9544 for business hours and fees

2022 County Holidays

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 3rd Monday in January
  • President’s Day – 3rd Monday in February
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 30
  • Juneteenth – Monday, June 20
  • Independence Day – Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 5
  • Veteran’s Day – Friday, November 11
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25
  • Christmas Day – Monday, December 26