Recycling Changes – Our recycling program changed on June 1, 2022. Read more about it here and see the new Recycling flyer. 

Residential Curbside Recycling Inside Port Townsend city limits: City of PT Trash Collection/Recycling page.  In Jefferson County, outside Port Townsend city limits, contact Olympic Disposal at 360-452-7278 or 800-422-7854.

Workplace Recycling -Olympic Disposal’s commercial garbage customers within the City of Port Townsend receive recycling services at no extra charge.  Contact Olympic Disposal at 360-385-6612 or 1-800-422-7854.

Paint Recycling – The Department of Ecology has contracted with PaintCare to establish collection points for unused oil-based and latex paints where those products are sold. The PaintCare program launched April 1, 2021 with a single collection point at Peninsula Paint Center located at 315 Decatur St., Port Townsend. For questions about the PaintCare program or to find other retail collection points, please visit: or phone (360) 450-1639. PaintCare Washington Launch Press Release.

The PaintCare program is independent of Jefferson County’s Household Hazardous Waste Program.  Both oil-based and latex paints can be disposed of at our household hazardous waste collection events.  

Recycling Clean Wood Waste – “Market Development for Clean Wood Waste” is a recently completed study funded by a Recycling Development Center grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.  The study was discussed at the 7/22/2021 SWAC meeting.

05/24/2021 BOCC Workshop on Recycling – Al Cairns, Solid Waste Manager, presented on what’s going on with recycling and the need for the upcoming Recycling RFP. Here’s a link to the AVCaptureAll recording of the workshop. Once you’ve opened the webpage, scroll down the agenda to 1:30 p.m. and click on the workshop link in the agenda. That will take you to the start of Al’s presentation to the BOCC.  The Truth about Recycling – Watch the eye-opening video, Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? The Truth Is Complicated. to find out the truth about recycling. 

Recycling videos – Get answers to common recycling questions and learn about contaminants.

Other Recycling Info

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