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Skykomish Drop Box

Learn about the Skykomish Drop Box. Find information on facility hours, accepted materials, fees, and more.

General information

The Skykomish Drop Box provides recycling services and garbage disposal. Be sure to check the hours of operation before arriving.

Download the Skykomish Drop Box 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 Seattle Public Utilities for service information.

Payment methods

  • Credit card - Visa, Mastercard, and Discover
  • King County Solid Waste cards

King County Solid Waste cards are $30.25 and good for one trip to the Skykomish Drop Box. You can purchase a card at:

  • Sky Gas & Grocery
    147 5th St N, Skykomish
    Mon-Thurs: 6 am - 11pm, Fri-Sun: 6 am - midnight
    Payment accepted: cash, credit and debit cards
  • Skykomish Town Hall
    119 4th St N, Skykomish
    Mon-Fri: 9 am - 3 pm (closed from 12 – 12:30 p.m. for lunch)
    Payment accepted: cash only

Households currently enrolled in ProviderOne, EBT, or ORCA LIFT are eligible for our CleanUp LIFT discount. Show your ProviderOne, EBT, or ORCA LIFT card at Skykomish Town Hall to have the discount applied.

Length limit for vehicles and trailers

Maximum combined length limit for vehicles plus trailers (bumper-to-bumper):

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.

Recycling services

Accepted materials

See all materials accepted at this facility

Downloadable guides

Our recycling services vary by facility. Use these visual guides to see where to take your materials.

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.

Disposal restrictions

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.


We consolidate the garbage, then transport it to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for final disposal. Yard waste and recyclables are separated by type and distributed to local, national or international markets for processing into new products. Download our waste collection diagram for more info.
If you are unsure about what is recyclable, call the Solid Waste Information Line at 206-477-4466, or submit your question online.