Waste and Recovery Center at Hawks Prairie
Located on Hogum Bay Road, the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center is a one-stop campus where residents can dispose of garbage, yard waste, recyclables and dangerous household chemicals.
New! Photo ID Check to Enter WARC
Photo IDs are now required when entering the WARC. There are several forms of acceptable ID for WARC access:
Option A: Valid driver's license
Option B: Vehicle registration or a current utility bill
Valid photo ID, such as a military ID, work ID, credit card with photo, or Costco card
Questions? Contact Thurston County Solid Waste staff at (360) 867-2491 or ThurstonSolidWaste@co.thurston.wa.us.
New! The Waste and Recovery Center no longer has extended hours in the summer.
Hours (all year):
Monday to Friday - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Waste and Recovery Center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and July 4th. It is open on all other holidays.
The Waste and Recovery Center accepts cash, checks, debit cards and credit cards. Please click here for rates.
The Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center (formerly known as the Hawks Prairie Landfill) is located at 2418 Hogum Bay Road N.E. in Lacey. From I-5, take Exit 111, head north on Marvin Road, and turn east onto Hogum Bay Road N.E. The facility entrance is to the right. (Google map)
Services Offered at the Waste and Recovery Center
Call Thurston County Public Works at (360) 867-2491 or e-mail ThurstonSolidWaste@co.thurston.wa.us.
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