Thurston County and Tumwater pass bag ordinance
Both the Thurston County Board of Commissioners and the City of Tumwater have approved an ordinance banning plastic carryout bags. Read this press release to learn more.
LeMay discontinues plastic film collection
LeMay no longer collects plastic film from the WARC recycle center or from businesses. Read this press release to learn more.
Waste and Recovery Center Rates
The Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center accepts cash, checks, debit cards and credit cards. (Note: All transactions are rounded to the nearest dollar. Scales determine weight in 20-pound increments.) All rates include 3.6% state refuse tax where applicable.
Garbage brought to the Waste and Recovery Center is processed at an on-site transfer station. Once processed, the garbage is trucked to Centralia and boards a train to Klickitat County in Eastern Washington. The garbage is then buried at the Roosevelt Regional Landfill, owned by Allied Waste.
2013 Waste and Recovery Center Garbage Rates
Yard and garden trimmings
Take yard and garden trimmings to the Yard Debris Site at the Waste and Recovery Center. Click here for a list of materials accepted in this area.
Remember to keep yard and garden trimmings separate from the rest of the garbage, otherwise, you'll be charged the higher garbage rate for the entire load.
This rate also applies to construction and demolition debris, sheetrock, roofing, non-refrigerated appliances, furniture and vehicle tires. (There is a 5-tire limit per customer per day)
Interested in having an organization pick up and remove your appliances at the curb? Click here for more information.
Special handling fees for refrigerated appliances
You must call the Thurston County Public Works Department at 867-2491 to make an appointment at least 12 hours in advance of disposing of asbestos.
Cover Your Load
Washington State law requires that all loads be secured. Click here for details. Loose loads that are not covered may be charged a 50 percent litter surcharge.
Call Thurston County Public Works at (360) 867-2491 or e-mail ThurstonSolidWaste@co.thurston.wa.us.
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