Seattle Dump Fees and Locations
If you live in or around Seattle and need to take something to the dump, you’ll need to spend quite some time researching the details. Where to go, how much to pay, whether or not they take what you have, and what their rules are. So in order to save you some time, we’ve created this list of Seattle dump locations, with all the information you’ll need for junk disposal.
Seattle Transfer Stations – Location and Hours
Seattle has two transfer stations – the North Transfer Station, and the South. And of course, there’s the hazardous waste facility for items such as paint and light bulbs. Here’s the basic info:
Seattle Dump Hours
The Seattle transfer stations are open from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, 7 days a week. If you have any questions you can call the Transfer Station information line at (206) 684-8400 for basic information – rates, hours, accepted materials.
The dumps are closed on major holidays such as
- 4th of July
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Day.
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Seattle Dump Fees
The transfer stations charge fees based on your vehicle. Sedans, station wagons and sport utility vehicles are charged a flat rate per trip, while all other vehicles (trucks, pick-up trucks, vans, minivans, etc.) are charged a per-ton rate. Here are their rates:
Make sure your waste is properly segregated, and that your recyclables aren’t dirty. Clean yard waste, for instance, costs less but if some plastic is mixed in it’ll cost you an extra $10 for garbage. Recyclables such as paper, plastic, glass and metal should be clean, or they’ll be non-recyclable and you’ll have to pay the full rate for garbage.
What They Take
The dumps take most things, from household waste such as food wrappers, to garden waste, mattresses, electronics, fabric, obsolete appliances (please recycle!), and furniture. For a full list of what they take and what they don’t, visit their website. This flyer also contains a lot of information on what to compost, recycle and throw away, and what goes where.
Used cooking and motor oil can be put out for free pick up on recycling collection days. Put them in separate 1-gallon plastic jugs (up to 2 gallons allowed), and stick on a label with your name and address.
The government has several programs for recycling clothes, electronics, light bulbs and more. Visit the website (or flyer) for more information.
Hazardous Waste Dumps in Seattle
If you’re wondering how to get rid of hazardous waste in Seattle, read on. There are separate facilities for disposing of hazardous waste, which you can’t do at the Transfer Stations. Seattle has 2 locations for Hazardous Waste and 1 more location in Bellevue. All King County residents can use these facilities.
Here’s a tool to find how how to dispose of different kinds of hazardous waste in King County.
The hazardous waste facility does not, as some might assume, take everything. They take motor oil, drain openers, hobby chemicals, cleaning products, certain batteries (alkaline, button, rechargeable and vehicle batteries), adhesives, mercury-containing thermometers and various other materials. Some things they don’t accept include asbestos, medical waste, latex paints and stains, explosives, and sharps.
King County Household Hazardous Waste Facility – North Seattle
12550 Stone Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
King County Household Hazardous Waste Facility -South Seattle
8100 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Factoria Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site
13800 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA 98005
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