WARC entrance gates now close earlier
Entrance gates to the Waste and Recovery Center close at 4:45 p.m. daily. Read the news release to learn more.
Plastic bag ban now in effect
Ordinances have started in Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and unincorporated Thurston County banning plastic carryout bags.
Learn more about these ordinances.
Waste and Recovery Center at Hawks Prairie
The Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) is a one-stop location where residents can dispose of garbage, yard waste, recyclables, hazardous household waste, and more!
Hours and location
Monday through Friday: entrance gates open from 7 a.m.– 4:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: entrance gates open from 8 a.m.– 4:45 p.m.
Entrance gates close at 4:45 p.m.
Closed: New Year's Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Open on all other holidays.
2420 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey
(see Google map).
The north entrance leads to the paid disposal areas. The south entrace leads to recycling, hazardous waste disposal, and donation areas.
Rural Thurston County residents may find the Rainier and Rochester drop boxes more convenient.
(300 lbs or less)
|Rate per ton
Includes all construction and demolition debris, sod, railroad ties, appliances, vehicle tires (limit 5 per day per customer). Refrigerated appliances: add an $18 handling fee to the regular garbage rate.
See a list of accepted items here.
You must call (360) 867-2491 to make an appointment at least 12 hours before disposing of asbestos. Learn more about asbestos requirements.
Payment: The WARC accepts cash, checks, debit cards and credit cards (Discover, Visa and MasterCard only). Payments by debit and credit cards are assessed processing fees. 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.
Photo ID: Anyone entering the paid disposal area of the WARC must present photo ID at the tollbooth.
Remember to cover your load. Washington State law requires that all loads be secured. Loose loads that are not covered may be charged a 50 percent litter surcharge.
Free recycling and reuse services
Call the Solid Waste Hotline at (360) 867-2491 or email email@example.com.
Note: Although the WARC facilities are open on weekends and some holidays, staff are not available by phone or email on those days.
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