Thurston County Solid Waste


faqFrequently Asked Questions


Where can I recycle _____ ?

Thurston County maintains a database of locations where you can recycle or reuse hundreds of items. Visit our Where Do I Take My? database.


What are the rates and hours at the Waste and Recovery Center?

The Waste and Recovery Center at Hawks Prairie is open seven days a week, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day and the Fourth of July. See information about hours and rates.


When will my recycle cart be picked up?  How will holidays affect the pickup schedule?

Thurston County does not own or operate garbage and recycling trucks. To find out information about pickup schedules and rates, please contact the hauling company that serves your home.


What can I put in my recycle cart?

If you have curbside recycling service at your home, click here for a list of accepted items. If you want information about recycling at work, visit our Business Waste Reduction webpage.


Where can I find out about outdoor burning guidelines?

Visit the Thurston County GeoData Center website to learn when outdoor burning is allowed and how to get a burning permit.


Where can I take hazardous household waste?

Take hazardous products to HazoHouse at the Waste and Recovery Center. Visit the HazoHouse website to find facility hours and what items are accepted. Disposal is free for residents; businesses must register and pay a disposal fee.


Contact Us

Call Solid Waste Staff at (360) 867-2491 or e-mail Solid Waste staff.


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