Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I recycle . . . ?
Thurston County maintains a database of locations where you can recycle or reuse hundreds of items. Visit ourWhere 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?
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.
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