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Kent Dump Fees and Locations

The Kent dump is actually called Bow Lake Recycling And Transfer Station. We made this complete guide for Kent so you can prepare for a successful trip to this transfer station and recycling center.

Use this Kent facility to dump yard waste, recycling or discard your solid waste all at once. All of the information you need including hours, location, and process for dumping at Bow Lake Transfer Station are below.

If you are enrolled in ORCA Lift, Provider One, or EBT programs, you will receive a special $12 discount on garbage and recycling fees.

Remember to tell the scale house operator if your load has a combination of materials upon arrival and they will tell you how to unload your materials so you can save time. If you find this helpful, also read our Tukwila dump guide.


Bow Lake Transfer Station Hours & Contact

Remember that the Kent transfer station and the recycling center are open on different days and during different hours.

See below for complete hours of operation for both disposal services:

Disposal Hours:
Mon – Thur: open 24 hours
Friday: 12:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Saturday– Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Transfer Station Phone Contact:
(206) 477-4466
(800) 325-6165 x 74466
Recycling Center Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday– Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
TTY Relay:
Fax number:
(206) 296-0197

Bow Lake Recycling And Transfer Station Address

Kent Commercial and residential customers can use the address below to locate the transfer station with ease. Additionally, you can increase your chances of saving time with our special map.

Bow Lake Transfer Station
18800 Orillia Rd S
Tukwila, WA 98188
Residents outside of King County can use the hazardous waste drop-off services at the Factoria Recycling facility in Bellevue which is only 24 minutes away from Kent.

Kent City Dump Fees

The Transfer stations in King County all have similar fee structures per load. Recycled waste, solid waste, and yard waste are charged a fee based on load and vehicle type. Variable pricing also applies to toxic materials (if accepted at the location you visit).

Acceptable Payment Methods

The Kent Dump accepts the following payment methods:

  • Cash,
  • Charge (Visa, Master Card, or debit)
  • Checks – checks should be payable to “KCSWD”
  • Solid waste disposal cards (Skykomish only)

Self-haul customers who pay with cash are asked to pay for their waste collection with exact change while at the station.

Acceptable Payment Methods

The Kent Dump accepts the following payment methods:

  • Cash,
  • Charge (Visa, Master Card, or debit)
  • Checks – checks should be payable to “KCSWD”
  • Solid waste disposal cards (Skykomish only)

Self-haul customers who pay with cash are asked to pay for their waste collection with exact change while at the station.

The Kent Dump in King County allows you to dispose of a variety of garbage and recycling items at their facilities.

This means all recycling material (including cardboard), metal, clean wood, garbage waste, and commercial garbage are accepted if taken to the appropriate department. A full list of acceptable junk can be found on the dump’s webpage.

A general guide to what recyclables and junk you can dump can be seen below:


  • Paper
  • Metals
  • Mixed glass
  • Plastics

Note: Recycle Right! Be sure that all recyclables are clean, dry, and empty. Keep them loose do not include plastic bags, cardboard, scrap metal, yard waste, or wood that has been treated or painted.


  • Couches
  • Old carpets
  • Construction debris
  • Non-toxic car parts
  • Dirt and yard waste

Restricted Items

Customers need to be mindful of their loads. All recycling, toxic waste, and large items should be considered before loading. The dump may charge more or completely prohibit certain loads that contain questionable waste.

A brief summary of excluded materials can be seen below:
  • Car Batteries
  • Asbestos
  • Automobiles, boats, RV’s Campers, etc.
  • Computers
  • Explosives (Ammunition, Fireworks, etc.)
  • Corrosives & toxic chemicals
  • Oils
  • Lamps
  • Antifreeze
  • Pesticides
  • Medical waste
If your pickup or vehicles with trailers are longer than 40 feet from bumper to bumper, you may be required to find an alternative dumpsite.

The full list of exclusions can be located on the King County waste disposal restrictions page. Restrictions protect public health and safety.

If you have other questions call the regional site you are visiting ahead of time.

Other Special Waste Considerations

In Kent/King County, some disposables cost more, need approval, or require a special clearance application before you discard them. To submit a clearance application and locate more information about special clearance recycling, review King Counties’ waste and clearance page.

Always request prior written approval for asbestos, mattresses, sharps, and dead animals over 15lbs.

For more information about city and county recycling, landfill facilities, phone numbers, locations/address info, fees per item, truck restrictions, appropriate departments, and all other current regional information, check out this PDF from the state.

Kent Hazardous Waste Facilities

There are a couple of ways to discard your household toxins or questionable waste if you live in Kent WA.

Take a look at the maps and resources available to the public below:

Household & Common Toxin disposal Site:

Fire Station 75
Address: 15635 SE 272 St
Kent, WA 98042
Public Contact: 253-856-4300

Telephone: (206)477-4466
Address: 13800 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA 98005
Hours of business:
  • Mon-Fri: 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m
  • Sat & Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tue-Fri: 8 a.m – 4 p.m.
  • Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Closed Monday
The station is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day.

Of course, you may also want to make a phone call ahead of time to verify what is required from each site before you load up and head their way.

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