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.
Recycle at the Waste and Recovery Center
Note: Read the labels on the recycle center bins and put only accepted items in the bin. Place materials loose in the bins - not in paper or plastic bags. If the bins are full, DO NOT leave your materials on the ground by the bin. Come back another time or visit the Rochester or Rainier recycle centers.
Prepare your recyclables
The recycle center at the Waste and Recovery Center accepts the following items:
Cooking and motor oil recycling
The recycle center also has a self-serve station for recycled used cooking oil, motor oil, and vehicle oil filters.
Free electronics recycling through E-Cycle
Recycle the following electronic items free:
Take your electronic items to the Goodwill donation station located next to HazoHouse. The E-Cycle program is available to residents, nonprofits, small businesses, schools and local governments only.
Donate used items
Habitat for Humanity: Donate used building materials to Habitat for Humanity. Visit the South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity website or call (360) 956-3456 to learn more.
The new drop-off station at the WARC accepts the same items that South Sound Habitat for Humanity stores accept, such as:
Goodwill Industries: Donate used clothing and household items at the on-site Goodwill station.
Used books: There is also a drop box for used books.
Call the Solid Waste Hotline at (360) 867-2491 or e-mail Evansj@co.thurston.wa.us.
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