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Island County > Public Works > Solid Waste


We ask self-haul customers to please:
  • For everyone’s protection we ask you wear a face covering

  • If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or if someone in your household is, do not visit our facilities

  • Unload and return to your vehicle as quickly as possible

  • Postpone your trip until you have a full load

  • Save a trip by composting your yard waste 


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.


2022 Solid Waste Holiday Hours & Closures 
​​2021 Solid Waste Holiday Closures 
New rates to take effect on July 31, 2020 

-Press Release
-Printable handout with example rates

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...