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Island County > Public Works > Solid Waste > Camano Transfer Station

Camano Solid Waste Dropbox
& Recycle Park


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 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.


75 E Camano Hill Road, Camano Island    


Daily 9:30 to 5:00    
2020 Holiday Closures




​Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) ​$115.00 per ton
​Yard Waste ​$80.00 per ton
​Construction/Demo/Bulky ​$136.00 per ton
​Hard to Handle Waste (over 6 ft.) ​$170.00 per ton
​Appliances ​$22.50 each
​Tires, passenger/light truck ​$7.50 each
​Tires, tractor
​$115.00 per ton
​Unsecured Load Fee ​$5.00/$10.00
​Base Fee ​$7.24
Washington Refuse Tax ​3.6%

​​Minimum Charge: $11.00 for the first 50 pounds, includes base fee and refuse tax

Rates are rounded to the nearest $0.25

Tonnage rates are pro-rated

arrow.jpgNew rates to take effect on July 31, 2020 
              Press Release
              Printable handout with example rates

Mixed Recycling

Eliminating contaminants in mixed recycling reduces costs and ensures items placed into recycling are recovered to the greatest extent possible.

PAPER:  ​ ​ ​

​​Cardboard (flattened)
Paper Bags
Office Papers

Paperback Books
Packing Paper

​Boxboard (cereal boxes)
Formed Paper Packaging
Wrapping Paper
Paper Egg Cartons

NO Paper Plates
NO Waxed Cardboard
NO Paper Cups
NO Tissue Paper
NO Napkins
NO Paper Towels

NO Frozen Food Boxes
NO Disposable Diapers
NO Foil Wrapping Paper
NO Ribbons
NO Bows
NO Food or Other Contaminates

NO Shredded Paper
  (okay for compost, see attendant)
NO Poly-Coated Gable Top Cartons
  (milk & juice cartons) 
NO Aseptic/Tetra Pak Cartons
  (soup, juice, broth cartons)


#1 and #2 Bottles, Tubs, Jugs & Jars ONLY. Rinse and remove caps/lids.
NO #3 thru #7 Plastics
NO Lids or Caps
NO Deli/Bakery Trays
NO Rx Pill Bottles
NO Plastic Cups
NO Plastic Plates
NO Plastic Utensils
NO Plant Pots
​​NO Buckets
NO Clamshells
NO Styrofoam
NO Packing Peanuts
NO Tupperware
NO Film Plastics (Bags, Stretch Wrap, Visqueen)
​NO Toxic Product Containers
NO Rigid Plastic (molded plastic products, hangers, toys, laundry baskets, lawn furniture, etc.)
NO Thermoform Packaging (clear & opaque plastic packaging)


Cans.  Empty & rinse.

NO Foil
NO Foil Trays
NO Foil Food Pouches
NO Foil Drink Pouches
NO Food


yes.jpg Bottles & Jars. Rinse and remove caps/lids.
no.jpg NO Lids or Caps
NO Ceramics
NO Drinking Glasses
NO Windows
​NO Mirrors
NO Light Bulbs
NO Pyrex
NO Ovenware
​NO Vases
NO Tempered Glass
NO Crystal



NO Aerosol Cans

See Attendant Before Recycling These Items  

yes.jpg E-Cycle: Televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, tablets, portable DVD players and eReaders, please see attendant before unloading.  Staff can not unload your E-cycle...bring a friend! 

Batteries:  Tape exposed terminals on dry cell batteries.

Cell Phones:  Place in plastic bag and recycle with household batteries.

Clothing:  Place in the blue Northwest Center container.

Oil, Motor or Cooking

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste is accepted free of charge.  antifreeze, gasoline, oil-based paints, fertilizers, pesticides, acids, bases, fluorescent bulbs, lead,  PBC ballasts, propane tanks, mercury devices, etc.  Notify a site attendant if you have hazardous waste.

See our Household Hazardous Waste Brochure.

Business Hazardous Waste

Call 360-679-7386 or 360-629-4522 ext. 7386 for an appointment, be sure to mention that you are calling from Camano Island.   

Latex/Acrylic Paint

Latex/acrylic paint is accepted as household garbage when thickened to a non-pourable consistency. Notify the site attendant if you have any paint. For additional information, click here


This facility is for ISLAND COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY.  Acceptance of waste at this facility is dependent upon space available.


Printable Camano Solid Waste Dropbox & Recycle Park Brochure