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King County transfer stations and drop box facilities

We want to hear from you!

What would you do? Image link to transfer station user survey (external).

Do you use King County Transfer Stations to dispose of garbage, yard waste or recyclables? How frequently? If facilities closed or wait times increased, how would you be affected? We need your feedback to make decisions about changes to King County transfer station system.

Take 5 to 7 minutes to complete our Transfer Station User Survey. Questions? Please contact the King County Solid Waste Division at 206-477-4466, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., TTY Relay: 711


Recycle More. It’s Easy To Do!

Recycling improvements as of June 1

As of June 1, 2014, recycling is easier at many King County transfer and recycling stations. And we are accepting even more materials! See the Recyclable Materials (PDF, 185 K) signs in front of the large blue recycling bins for a list of materials you can place together in the bins.


Garbage transfer and disposal

One Less Bag Challenge… take the pledge today!

One Less Bag Challenge

Join the One Less Bag Challenge, take the pledge to recycle more, and get a FREE recycling kit sent to you.

secure your load for safer roads

Secure Your Load

Vehicles arriving with unsecured loads at public or private transfer stations in King County can be charged an unsecured load fee.

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).

King County Transfer Stations




Algona Transfer Station

35315 W Valley Hwy

Algona, WA 

Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Bow Lake Recycling & Transfer Station

18800 Orillia Rd S

Tukwila, WA 

Station Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 24 hours a day
Fri: 12 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Recycle Area Hours:
Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This facility is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Cedar Falls Drop Box

16925 Cedar Falls Rd SE

North Bend, WA 

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Tue & Thu)

Enumclaw Recycling & Transfer Station

1650 Battersby Ave E

Enumclaw, WA 

Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Wed & Thu)

Factoria Transfer Station

13800 SE 32nd St

Bellevue, WA 

Mon-Fri: 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This facility is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Factoria Household Hazardous Waste drop-off service: Tue-Fri: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Monday (more info)

Houghton Transfer Station

11724 NE 60th St

Kirkland, WA 

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat-Sun: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Renton Transfer Station

3021 NE 4th St.

Renton, WA 

Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Shoreline Recycling & Transfer Station

2300 N 165th St.

Shoreline, WA 

Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Skykomish Drop Box

74324 NE Old Cascade Hwy

Skykomish, WA 

Open daily
Winter: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (2nd Sunday in March until the 1st Sunday in November)

Vashon Recycling & Transfer Station

18900 Westside Hwy SW

Vashon, WA 

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Tue & Thu)

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Updated: Nov. 18, 2014

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