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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.  


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.

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