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​North Whidbey Solid Waste Dropbox
& Recycle Park


3151 Oak Harbor Road, Oak Harbor


Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday 9:30 to 5:00
2023 Holiday Hours & Closures





​First Can or Bundle
​Each Additional Can/Bundle
Rates are based upon a 32 gallon can or bundle not exceeding 50 pounds. Loose loads will be interpreted to accommodate the "per can" fee. Maximum size: 4 feet in any dimension
​Rate includes 3.6% Washington Refuse Tax

Printable North Whidbey Solid Waste Dropbox & Recycle Park Brochure

Construction, Demo, Metal, Yard Waste & Large Items

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

See our Recycling Brochure for a complete list of accepted recyclables.

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 the site attendant if you have hazardous waste, large quantities of Household Hazardous wastes may be referred to the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex.

See our Household Hazardous Waste Brochure.

Latex/Acrylic and Oil-Based Paint

The Coupeville Solid Waste Complex accepts latex/acrylic and oil-based paint for recycling through a partnership with the paint stewardship program, Washington PaintCare. See Washington PaintCare for additional drop off locations.

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

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