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.
3151 Oak Harbor Road, Oak Harbor
Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday 9:30 to 5:00
2022 Holiday Hours & Closures
We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, or AMERICAN EXPRESS, or CASH. Sorry No Checks.
Printable North Whidbey Solid Waste Dropbox & Recycle Park Brochure
Very limited quantities of construction, demo, metal, and yard waste are accepted at this site. We cannot accept items greater than 4 feet in length. Attendants may refer these types of material to the
Coupeville Solid Waste Complex or suggest
other disposal options.
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 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 lids, ribbon, plastic hangers, crinkly plastics, deli containers, meat trays, plastic bags, Styrofoam, light bulbs, mirrors, dishes, window glass or drinking glasses
Recycling Brochure for a complete list of accepted recyclables.
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 the site attendant if you have hazardous waste, large quantities of Household Hazardous wastes may be referred to the
Coupeville Solid Waste Complex.
Household Hazardous Waste Brochure.
Latex/acrylic paint is accepted as household garbage when thickened to a non-pourable consistency. Attendant may refer large quantities to the
Coupeville Solid Waste Complex. Notify the site attendant if you have any paint. For additional information, click