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​CUSTOMER NOTICE 

To protect public health and safety, all Island County Solid Waste Facilities continue to operate on their normal days and times.

In an effort to minimize contact between the public and our employees, beginning Thursday, April 2, 2020 the Coupeville and Camano Solid Waste Transfer Stations will ONLY accept Credit Card Payments from Self-Haul customers. No Cash or Check payments will be accepted

Help reduce your trips to Solid Waste:

  • Postpone your trip to Solid Waste until you have full cans.
  • Minimize what you bring to the Solid Waste facilities to household or putrescible garbage only (putrescibles are garbage that decompose and get stinky such as food waste, used diapers and pet waste).
  • Leave "Spring Cleaning" to another day or dispose of material at a later time.
  • Compost your yard waste.

If you must visit a Solid Waste facility, take the following actions:

  • Practice social distancing by staying at least six (6) feet from others.
  • Unload and return to your vehicle as quickly as possible.

 

Sol​​id Wast​e

 

Recycling and trash services in Island County are provided by a combination of private companies and local governments. Island County contracts out recycle services, trash long haul and disposal services. Trash collected in Island County is sent to Republic Services Roosev​​elt Regional Landfill.

Recyclables collected at County recycle parks on Whidbey Island are processed and marketed by Island Recycling.  On Camano Island, recyclables collected at the curb or at the Camano Island Transfer station are processed and marketed by Waste Management’s Cascade Recycling Center.

For residential and commercial trash pickup service in unincorporated Whidbey Island, the City of Langley and the Town of Coupeville contact Island Disposal, a Waste Connections company.  The City of Oak Harbor collects trash, recyclables and yard waste for its residents.

Waste Management provides trash pickup and curbside recycling on Camano Island contact them at 1-800-592-9995.​​ During inclement weather Waste Management will post service updates for Camano Island customers on the Camano Service Alert page.

SOLID WASTE NEWS

New rates to take effect on July 31, 2020 

​February 13, 2020, PRESS RELEASE - SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill the Agricultural Representative position on the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Read more...  

​2020 Solid Waste Holiday Closures Read more...

Beginning Saturday, August 18, 2018 Island County Solid Waste recycling facilities will only accept #1 and #2 plastic bottles, tubs, jugs and jars in its recycling program.  Read more...