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Division Manager: Margo Gillaspy

 

Solid Waste Management
 

PLEASE NOTE

New Rates in Effect Starting June 1
Rates will increase from $97 to $99 per ton.
 

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Limit trips to the transfer station to those that are essential.

Each trip out can put the transfer station staff, and yourself, at risk. Think about leaving the yard clearing and house cleaning to another day, or hold material to be disposed of later. Of course, household garbage should be removed and disposed of to ensure a healthy living space. Please use your best judgement and considered any ways in which you can reduce your trips.

In an effort to reduce contact between Solid Waste staff and the public, Skagit County Solid Waste will no longer accept cash payments at the Skagit County Transfer and Recycling Station on Ovenell Rd, starting Saturday April 4, 2020. Only Credit Card or Check payments will be accepted from self-haul customers. This will not affect the Clear Lake or Sauk Transfer Sites.

Out of County wastes from residential customers are NOT accepted at any of the Skagit County solid waste disposal sites. This is includes regular solid waste, household hazardous waste, or recycling.

Facility Locations:

  • Skagit County Recycling and Transfer Station
    14104 Ovenell Road, Mount Vernon
    360-416-1570
    8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Closed: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

  • Sauk Recycling & Transfer Station
    (No large loads of construction debris. Small amounts may be accepted. )
    50796 State Route 20, Concrete
    360-853-8810
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
    Closed: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

  • Clear Lake Recycling & Compactor Site
    (No construction debris or large items accepted. Household garbage only.)
    23202 Howey Road, Clear Lake
    360-856-5083
    8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
    Closed: New Year's Day, President's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

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Interlocal Cooperative Agreement Between Skagit County and Cities and Towns in Skagit County for Solid Waste Management
Litter Crew in Operation
Our litter crew works to keep the County clean. The crew is focused on citizen litter complaints, illegal dump sites, and cleaning County road right of way. To report illegal dumping, or know of specific areas that need attention please call the Litter Hotline (360) 416-1573.

About Solid Waste Management
Solid waste or garbage is hauled by rail to Roosevelt Regional Landfill in Klickitat County, Washington. Recycled materials which are collected separately at three sites are transported to a variety of local companies for further processing. Household Hazardous Waste and moderate risk waste (from local businesses) is collected at the Skagit County Recycling and Transfer Station Collection Facility where it is packed and shipped for recycling or storage in a hazardous waste landfill.

Management Plan History and Purpose
The Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (CSWMP) was prepared to provide a guide for solid waste activities in Skagit County. This CSWMP addresses solid waste management throughout Skagit County.

The cities had the option to develop their own plan, but chose to participate in the County’s planning process. The various Tribes in Skagit County also have the option to develop their own plans. This CSWMP was prepared through a team effort involving the Skagit County Department of Public Works and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC). The SWAC members represent not only the interests of their respective agencies and businesses, but as residents and members of the community they also represent the public’s interest.

CSWMP Informational and Background Documents
The SWAC recently completed its process of updating Skagit County’s Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan