Solid Waste Division
Division Manager: Margo Gillaspy
Solid Waste Management
New hours start Jan. 1, 2017, at Clear Lake recycling site
A new schedule for the Skagit County Clear Lake Recycling and Compactor site begins Jan. 1, 2017.
Currently, the facility is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Monday, and on Wednesdays. Starting in 2017, the site will not operate on Wednesdays – Just Friday through Monday.
Customers who need to dispose of waste Tuesday through Thursday can take household garbage, recycling and selected hazardous materials to the Skagit County Recycling and Transfer Station, 14104 Ovenell Road.
The Clear Lake facility accepts household garbage (at a rate of $6 per 32 gallons), free household recycling, and up to 5 gallons of used motor oil and antifreeze.
Find more information about Skagit County solid waste and recycling programs online at http://skagitcounty.net/solidwaste. For questions or more information, please contact Margo Gillaspy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-416-1441.
The crew is focused on citizen litter complaints, illegal dump sites, and cleaning County road right of way. Should you know of specific areas that need attention please call the Litter Hotline (360)416-1573
Latex Paint Update | Flyer
What is Latex Paint?
Look on the can for key words, water based, soap and water clean up. Oil based paint will have key words, alkyd, and clean up using solvents.
How to solidify (dry) Latex Paint
Small amounts (less than 1 inch): Remove lid and paint will dry.
Large amounts: Mix 50/50 with kitty litter, sawdust, or shredded paper or mix in a commercial paint hardener like Waste Away.
Paint is dry enough when it has an oatmeal-like consistency and will not spill out of can.
How to dispose of solidified (dry) Latex paint
Remove the lid and throw away with your garbage
Do not throw away ANY liquid paint or paint cans with lids intact
Research shows latex paint/stains can safely be placed into the garbage if they are solidified (dry)
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