Solid waste transfer & disposal system
Solid waste transfer facilities are located throughout King County, outside Seattle city limits. There are eight transfer stations that are used by private hauling companies, businesses, and county residents to dispose of solid waste, yard waste, and recyclable materials. Two rural drop boxes are for the use of residential customers only. At the transfer station loads of garbage are gathered and transferred into larger containers that are transported by truck to the county’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for disposal. Recyclable materials are picked up and taken to recycling facilities for reuse.