Thurston County Solid Waste


Contact Thurston County Solid Waste

red arrow Please note: Solid Waste does not own or operate compost/garbage/recycling hauling trucks. All service is provided by a private hauling company (except properties within the City of Olympia, which are served by the City of Olympia Public Works Department).

Solid Waste staff

Solid Waste Hotline
(360) 867-2491
General information
Gabby Byrne
(360) 867-2284
Adult volunteers
Community events
Waste Less Food project - residential
Peter Epperson
(360) 867-2285
General outreach
Community relations
Greg Gachowsky
(360) 867-2281
Business technical assistance
Construction debris management
Peter Guttchen
(360) 867-2283
Solid waste and recycling data
Food recovery
Organics recycling
Colleen Minion
(360) 867-2280
After-school and camp presentations
School presentations
Youth volunteers
Katherine Straus
(360) 867-2282
Zero Waste events
Food2Flowers school technical assistance


Our physical and mailing address is:

Thurston County Public Works
Solid Waste
9605 Tilley Road S, Suite C
Olympia, WA 98512-9140

See a map of our location.

About us

Thurston County Solid Waste is your waste prevention and recycling resource. We provide community education, technical assistance, and resources to help you reduce waste. Solid Waste also operates the Waste and Recovery Center at Hawks Prairie and drop box sites at Rainier and Rochester. All locations also have a recycle center.


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.

Solid Waste is part of the Thurston County Public Works Department.

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