Solid Waste Division

Division Manager: Margo Gillaspy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Who do I call to get garbage and recycling pickup service?

If you live in Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Burlington, or Sedro-Woolley, phone the city. If you live elsewhere in Skagit County, phone Waste Management/Rural Skagit Sanitation at 360 757-4068. You can also take your trash to the Skagit County Recycling & Transfer Station.
See the Rates page for fees.

2. What day will my recycling be picked up?

If you live in Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Burlington, or Sedro-Woolley, phone your city offices for information. If you live elsewhere in the County, phone Waste Management/Rural Skagit Sanitation for the information.

3. What is the phone number of the Transfer Station?

360 424-3873.

4. Where is the Transfer Station?

The address is 14104 Ovenell Road, Mount Vernon. The Transfer Station is north of Highway 20. From Highway 20, go north on Farm to Market Road and right (east) on Ovenell Road. The Recycling & Transfer Station is on your immediate right.

5. Where can I take my yard waste?

If you live in Anacortes, Burlington, Mount Vernon, or Sedro-Woolley, phone city hall for information. If you live in an unincorporated area, you can visit   the Yard Waste web page for information about private enterprise sites.

If you want information on composting your yard waste yourself so you can use it to improve your soil, go to the compost web page or phone us at 360 416-1400.

6. I’m cleaning out my garage. How can I safely get rid of old paint, used motor oil, and antifreeze.

Visit the Recycling information page. Used motor oil and antifreeze can also be taken to Clear Lake Recycling & Compactor Site or the Sauk Transfer Site.

7. Where do I take construction materials and debris for disposal or recycling?

Go to the Construction/Demolition web page for the names of companies that take construction materials. You can also take your construction debris to the Skagit County Recycling & Transfer Station on Ovenell Road. Lumber must be less than 6 feet long or 4 feet.

8. What days are the compactors open?

Clear Lake Recycling & Compactor Site
360 856-5083
8:00 am to 6:00 pm,
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (no holidays)
Howey Road, Highway 9 and Skagit River

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