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.
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.
Rechargeable (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn), lithium (Li-Ion Primary), and button/coin cell batteries are accepted for recycling at the following locations (no charge):
- Transfer Station (Environmental Center in Recycling area) 325 County Landfill Rd., Port Townsend, Tues.-Sat. 9 am – 4:30 pm
- Public Works Office, 623 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, M-F, 8 am – 5 pm
- Environmental Health, 617 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, M-Th, 9 am – 4:30 pm
Automotive and ‘wet cell’ lead-acid batteries are accepted at the Tranfser Station (tipping floor) and Quilcene Drop Box. Disposal fees apply.
Alkaline batteries are not accepted for recycling and may be disposed of in the trash after covering the terminal ends with tape or wrapping each battery in plastic.
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. Residents or businesses with large amounts of oil-based or latex paints may be eligible for pick-up service from Paint Care. For questions about the PaintCare program or to find other retail collection points, please visit: www.paintcare.org/states/washington/ or phone (360) 450-1639. PaintCare Washington Launch Press Release.
The PaintCare program is independent of Jefferson County’s Household Hazardous Waste Program. Residents may also dispose of oil-based and latex paints at our household hazardous waste collection events.
Other Recycling RESOURCES
- Recycle Plastic Bags and Wraps at local grocers.
- “Styrofoam” (expanded polystyrene – EPS) and Polyethylene (LDPE) Foam recycling is offered by PTStyroCyclers. Find out more about them on Facebook – no account needed to to view their page. www.facebook.com/PortTownsendStyrofoam/ or email them at PTStyroCyclers@gmail.com.
- Moving-It-On 2023 Local resources for donating and recycling useable stuff.
- Where does our recycling go?
- Opt out of phone book deliveries here.
Get answers to common recycling questions and learn about contaminants.
Blue is Recycling, Red is Garbage
by Commissioner Greg Brotherton and Tracy & David Grisman
Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? The Truth Is Complicated.
Watch this eye-opening video about recycling.