King County recycling & transfer stations, drop box facilities
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.
- Recycling services are available to King County residents at Bow Lake, Cedar Falls, Enumclaw, Factoria, Houghton, Renton, Skykomish, Shoreline and Vashon transfer stations and drop boxes. Recycling services vary by facility.
- The Factoria transfer station also offers a household hazardous waste service for residential customers and pre-approved small businesses.
- Download our recycling guide Download PDF 1.5 MB K for most King County recycling and transfer facilities, and this recycling guide Download PDF 1.5 MB K for Vashon Recycling & Transfer Station, or a printable Guide to King County Recycling & Transfer Facilities:
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 .