Houghton Recycling & Transfer Station
Learn about the Houghton Recycling & Transfer Station in Kirkland. Find information on facility hours, accepted materials, fees, and more.
The Houghton Recycling & Transfer Station provides recycling services and garbage disposal. Be sure to check the hours of operation before arriving.
Download the Houghton Recycling & Transfer Station fact sheet to learn more about this facility.
Who can use this facility?
Customers must live or do business within King County’s service area to use this facility. Our service area does not include the cities of Seattle or Milton.
If you live or work in Seattle, visit the Seattle Public Utilities website for service information.
- Credit card - Visa, Mastercard, and Discover
- Apple Pay
Length limit for vehicles and trailers
Maximum combined length limit for vehicles plus trailers (bumper-to-bumper):
- Algona, Houghton and Renton: 25 feet
- Cedar Falls, Skykomish and Vashon: 30 feet
- Bow Lake, Enumclaw, Factoria and Shoreline: 40 feet
Secure your load
Be sure to secure your load before traveling. A load is secure when nothing can slide, shift, fall or sift onto the roadway or become airborne. We charge a $25 fee to any vehicle that arrives at our solid waste facilities with an unsecured load per King County Code 10.12.040.
Our recycling services vary by facility. Use these visual guides to see where to take your materials.
- View our recycling services guide in English or Spanish
- View our Guide to King County Recycling and Transfer Facilities:
If you have questions about what is recyclable, call our solid waste information line at 206-477-4466.
Fees vary depending on the type of material and the weight of your load. If you are a ProviderOne, EBT, or ORCA LIFT customer you may also be eligible for our Cleanup LIFT discount. Visit our disposal fees page to see our current rates.
We accept a wide range of materials at our facilities, but there are some restrictions for legal, operational, and safety reasons. Visit the disposal restrictions page for details.