Stakeholders Group on Plastic Bag Use Forming
You're invited to join the stakeholders group that will draft language for a plastic bag reduction ordinance. Sign-up by June 10.
New WARC hours
The Waste and Recovery Center no longer has extended summer hours. The WARC hours are weekdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all year.
Rainier Drop Box
The Rainier Drop Box is now open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring Your ID to the WARC
ID is now required when entering the Waste and Recovery Center.
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Plastic Bag Survey Results
The results are in! Click here to see what people have to say about plastic bags in our community.
We are your waste prevention and recycling resource.
Our mission is to promote waste prevention and sustainable resource use in Thurston County through education, technical assistance and community building.
We see a future in which everyone in Thurston County makes informed and responsible choices about what we produce and consume, so that every day our community creates less waste.
The Solid Waste Program also operates the Waste and Recovery Center at Hawks Prairie and drop box sites at Rainier and Rochester. All locations offer recycling blue boxes.
The Solid Waste Program is part of the Thurston County Public Works Department.