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

Camano Solid Waste Dropbox
& Recycle Park

This facility is for CAMANO/ISLAND COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY. Out of County garbage, recycling, and household hazardous waste are NOT accepted. Stanwood residents use Snohomish County's Transfer Stations.

Island County Solid Waste Transfer Stations Resuming Normal Operations
on May 4, 2022

Solid waste facilities reopening following temporary closures

Coupeville, Wash., May 3, 2022 – Due to staffing and supply chain related issues, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) has been unable to provide intermodal shipping containers, which are used to ship solid waste by rail to the regional landfill, to Island County solid waste facilities.  As a result, on April 28, 2022 Island County solid waste facilities could not ship solid waste to the landfill, exceeded storage capacities, and were temporarily closed.

On May 4, 2022, following receipt of containers, all Island County solid waste facilities will resume normal operations and open hours.

Normal Hours of Operation

​Coupeville Transfer Station 
Bayview Drop Box and Recycle Park
North Whidbey Drop Box and Recycle Park
Camano Transfer Station 
​Daily, 9:30 am–5:00 pm
Sun, Mon, Wed, and Sat, 9:30 am–5:00 pm
Sun, Tue, and Sat, 9:30 am–5:00 pm
Daily, 9:30am–5:00pm

We except to be busier than usual through the weekend. As a result, please expect that lines and delays may exist at all facilities.

Thank you for your patience as we resolve the supply chain issue.  


75 E Camano Hill Road, Camano Island    


Daily 9:30 to 5:00    
2022 Holiday Hours & Closures




​Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) ​$155.00 per ton
​Yard Waste/Garden Debris
​$95.00 per ton
​Construction/Demo/Bulky ​$164.00 per ton
Oversized, ​Hard to Handle Waste (over 6 ft.) ​$170.60 per ton
​Appliances ​$22.58 each
​Tires, passenger/light truck ​$7.53 each
​Tires, over 18"
​$155.00 per ton
​Accepted Recyclables
​Household Hazardous Waste
Business Hazardous Waste
Washington Refuse Tax
​​Minimum Charge
$13.25 includes refuse tax
Rates are rounded to the nearest $0.25
Tonnage rates are pro-rated

Printable Camano Solid Waste Dropbox & Recycle Park Brochure

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 in the shape of a tub, jug, jar or bottle 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.
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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


Acceptance of waste at this facility is dependent upon space available.

This facility is for ISLAND COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY out of County wastes are NOT accepted.

Stanwood residents use Snohomish County's Transfer Stations