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Solid waste disposal fee increase effective Jan. 1, 2022

New solid waste disposal rate supports essential services for King County customers, invests in climate neutrality. Learn more

Customers must verify eligibility to use King County recycling and garbage facilities

Beginning June 16, 2021, the King County Solid Waste Division will require customers who come to a King County recycling and garbage facility to show proof they live or do business within King County's 37-city and unincorporated service area, which excludes the cities of Seattle and Milton. Learn more Download PDF 1.75 MB

Self-haul customer safety during COVID-19

King County's Solid Waste Division is following the Seattle & King County Public Health Local Health Officer Indoor Masking DirectiveDownload PDF requiring customers to wear masks when visiting a solid waste facility. Learn more

Garbage transfer and disposal

King County transfer stations are facilities where garbage hauling companies, businesses and King County residents can bring their waste. Drop Box facilities are smaller facilities where residents and businesses can bring a limited amount of waste. The waste is consolidated at these locations and then transported to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for disposal.



See hours of operation for specific station information. All King County solid waste facilities are closed on: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Seattle residents and businesses

The City of Seattle and King County have separate solid waste facilities and services. If you are a resident or business within the City of Seattle, please call Seattle Public Utilities at 206-684-3000 or visit the Seattle Public Utilities website external link .

Recycling Guide for King County Recycling & Transfer Facilities
See the Recycling Guide Download PDF 1.5 MB for King County Recycling & Transfer Facilities.
Guide to King County Recycling & Transfer Facilities
See King County's Guide to Recycling & Transfer Facilities
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King County Solid Waste Division mission: Waste Prevention, Resource Recovery, Waste Disposal