Island County Solid Waste Transfer Stations Resuming Normal Operationson 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
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.
20018 SR 20, Coupeville
Daily 9:30 to 5:00 2022 Holiday Hours & Closures
General Information (Mon-Fri): 360-679-7386 or
360-240-5592Hazardous Waste and Recycling Information (Mon-Fri): 360-679-7386Recycle Center: 360-678-7478 Scale House: 360-240-5548
We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, or AMERICAN EXPRESS, or CASH. Sorry No Checks.
Printable Coupeville Complex Brochure
Aluminum: Rinse cans, clean foil and pans
Batteries: Tape exposed terminals on dry cell batteries
Cardboard: Flattened corrugated cardboard, clean pizza boxes, brown paper bags
Cell Phones: Place in plastic bag and recycle with household batteries
Clothing: Place in the blue Northwest Center container
E-Cycle: Televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, tablets, portable DVD players and eReaders
Glass Bottles & Jars: Rinse & remove lids, sort by color
Mixed Paper: Magazines, catalogs, flattened box board (e.g., cereal & soda boxes), junk mail, phone books, egg cartons, office paper, wrapping paper, glue bound paperback books, shredded paper (in bags to keep them contained)
Newspaper: Newspapers and inserts, news print flyers and publications, news print packing paper
Oil, Motor or Cooking: See scale house attendant
Plastic: #1 and #2 in the shape of a tub, jug, jar or bottle ONLY. Rinse and remove caps/lids.
Steel Cans: Rinse and remove label
The following items we do NOT accept for recycling: Paper plates, paper towels, juice boxes, paper milk cartons, waxed cardboard, dirty cardboard, toilet tissue, facial tissue, plastic caps/lids, ribbon, plastic hangers, crinkly plastics, deli containers, meat trays, plastic bags, Styrofoam, light bulbs, mirrors, dishes, window glass or drinking glasses
See our Recycling Brochure for a complete list of accepted recyclables.
The Moderate Risk Waste Facility accepts household and business hazardous waste. Before entering the MRW facility, please stop on the inbound scale and let the scale attendant know you are here to see Hazardous Waste.
Household hazardous waste is accepted free of charge. Businesses must call for an appointment and are charged the cost of disposal.
Office Phone (M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm):
360-321-5111 ext. 7386, or
360-629-4522 ext. 7386
Walk-in hoursBy appointmentDrop-off shed (household only)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm9:30 am - 4:00 pm9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday & FridayMonday – FridayDaily
Household Hazardous Waste Brochure.
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