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Residents encouraged to delay trips to King County garbage and recycling transfer stations until roadways are safer

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Due to the impact of snow and icy roads on regional waste hauling operations, King County’s Solid Waste Division is encouraging self-haul customers to delay trips to garbage and recycling facilities.

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King County’s Solid Waste Division is encouraging residents to delay trips to garbage and recycling transfer stations until roadways are safer. That will also prevent some transfer stations from exceeding capacity while icy conditions limit the ability to haul waste to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley.

The Houghton Transfer Station in Kirkland temporarily closed this morning due to a lack of capacity. Commercial haulers have been directed to the Shoreline and Enumclaw stations.

Residents can find the nearest King County recycling and transfer station here or by calling King County’s Solid Waste Division at 206-477-4466, or 711 TTY. The staff might need to temporarily close some transfer stations or limit hours if facilities reach their capacity. 

King County’s Solid Waste Division operates eight transfer stations, two rural drop boxes, and the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, the only operational landfill in the county. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Annie Kolb-Nelson, Solid Waste Division, 206-477-5373
Kalyn Brady, Solid Waste Division, 206-477-7468