Plastic bags banned
Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and unincorporated Thurston County have approved ordinances banning plastic carryout bags. Learn more about the bag bans.
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.
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:
(Use this tipsheet to prepare your recyclables.)
Free electronics recycling through E-Cycle
Recycle the following electronic items free:
Donate used clothing and household items at the on-site Goodwill station. There is also a drop box for used books.
Call Thurston County Public Works at (360) 867-2491 or e-mail ThurstonSolidWaste@co.thurston.wa.us.
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