Island County recycling parks accept household recyclable items consisting of clean mixed paper; cardboard; tin and aluminum food and beverage containers; #1 and #2 plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars; and container glass bottles and jars FREE of charge at the following locations:
See our Whidbey Recycling Brochure or our Camano Recycling Brochure for a complete list of accepted recyclables.
Curbside recycling services are available for Island County residents living on Camano Island, in the City of Oak Harbor, Town of Coupeville, and NAS Whidbey Private Partner Venture (PPV) housing.
For questions regarding curbside recycling services, contact your service provider:
Camano Island: Waste ManagementCity of Oak Harbor: Oak Harbor Public WorksTown of Coupeville: Island DisposalPPV housing: Island Disposal
Container glass (bottles and jars only) can be dropped off for recycling at one of the County Recycling Parks, Navy Whidbey Recycle, or one of these locations:
Office Max Parking Lot, Oak HarborSafeway Parking Lot, Oak HarborOak Harbor Marina Coupeville Public Works
Oriole Center (PPV Housing)Crescent Harbor Center (PPV Housing)Maylor Center (PPV Housing)Whidbey Apartments (PPV Housing)
Please separate glass by color into provided receptacles. Container glass only, NO windows, mirrors, drinking glasses, Pyrex, ovenware, light bulbs, vases, tempered glass, ceramic cups, plates, bowls, etc...
Residents with access to the Navy base may also use the recycling center on Ault Field. Navy Whidbey Recycle is located at 3485 N. Langley Blvd, Bldg 2555. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Call (360) 257-5481 for more information.
Island County and Island Recycling are participants in the E-Cycle Washington program. E-Cycle Washington is an example of "product stewardship," whereby industry takes responsibility for the end of service disposal of their products.
What's accepted: Televisions, Monitors, Computer Towers, Lap-top Computers, Tablets, E-readers, and Portable DVD Players.
What's not accepted: DVD players, Clock Radios, Keyboards, mice, Printers, External drives or other peripherals and electronics.
E-Cycle Washington is paid for by electronics manufactures. Computers, monitors and televisions contain lead, cadmium, mercury and other metals that are toxic, persistent, and sometimes bioaccumulative in the environment. Steel and plastic can be recycled. Recycling eligible electronics through the E-cycle Washington program prevents environmental contamination and saves you money!
E-Cycle Washington Participating Locations
Please bring enough 'muscle power' to unload your electronics and place them on the pallets provided.
On Whidbey Island: The Building and Reclamation Center (BaRC) Re-Tail store ran by the Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation (WAIF) at the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex, can take your hard to recycle electronics, small appliances, and electrical equipment for recycling for a small fee. BaRC pays for these items to be transported off Island to a recycling facility and your donation helps fund the Whidbey animal shelters. Click here for more info.
Some Office Depot, Office Max, Best Buy and other electronic retailers accept electronics for recycling. Some stores place conditions on what they accept, for example; a store may take your old printer only if you purchase a new printer from them. Call your local retailer to see if they participate in product recycling.
Island County participants in the LightRecycle Washington program. LightRecycle Washington is another example of "product stewardship," whereby industry takes responsibility for the end of service disposal of their products.
What's accepted: All mercury-containing lights such as Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL's), Fluorescent Tubes and High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps.
LightRecycle Washington Participating Locations
Be careful not to break fluorescent or HID lights. However, if a light breaks, do not panic; just follow these simple instructions: How to Clean-up Broken Lights
Washers, dryers, hot water heaters, stoves, ovens and other non-refrigerating household appliances can be recycled at the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex and the Camano Transfer Station for a fee of $22.50. Non-refrigerating appliances may also be recycled through a scrap metal recycler, like Island Recycling, Christians Auto Salvage, and Skagit River Steel and Recycling, in most cases for FREE.
Refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, water coolers, wine coolers, chillers, air conditioners, and other charged refrigeration units contain powerful greenhouse gasses and must be recycled at the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex or the Camano Transfer Station for certified refrigerant recovery. Food must be removed from refrigerators and freezers. The fee for a refrigeration unit is $22.50.
Island County provides scrap metal collection bins at each solid waste disposal facility to capture scrap metal incidental to solid waste disposal for recycling. Solid waste disposal fees apply to all metal brought into County facilities for disposal. Scrap metal recyclers will often accept ferrous metals and cast aluminum for FREE. Depending on market conditions, scrap metal recyclers will pay for certain other non-ferrous metals. Check the internet or local phone directory for private sector services.
Usable building materials can be donated to the Building and Reclamation Center (BaRC) Re-Tail store ran by the Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation (WAIF) at the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex; Habitat for Humanity, Hearts and Hammers, and other local thrift stores.
New construction, remodeling, home improvements, or demolitions; Lautenbach Industries in Mt. Vernon can recycle or divert many of the wastes involved with these projects from the landfill.
Arlington Recycle Warehouse is a non-profit entity that accepts used mattresses from the public for recycling at their warehouse Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 8:30 to 4:00. The fee for drop off is $10 per piece. Items must be dry and free from mold and mildew. Drop off location is 16910 59th AVE NE, Suite 95, Arlington, WA. (425) 931-3670
Styro Recycle located at 23418 68th Ave S. (West Valley Hwy) Kent, WA. 98032, accepts clean, dry, tape and label free Styrofoam for recycling. Got peanuts? If they are clean and dry, contact Pony Express or another pack-and-wrap store to see if they can accept them for reuse.
The following residential wastes are collected FREE of charge and recycled through the Hazardous Waste Program:
Motor Oil*Antifreeze* Oil Filters*
*Businesses must pay disposal cost