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August 16, 2022

County Transfer Site to Fully Reopen to Public

The Skagit County Transfer & Recycling Station on Ovenell Road will reopen to all customers tomorrow morning, August 17, 2022, at 8:30AM 

“We would like to thank the public for their patience during this extended closure,” says Margo Gillaspy, Skagit County Solid Waste Division Manager. “I know this closure derailed plans and cost people time and money.”

The Transfer Station closed to self-haulers of garbage on Thursday, August 11 due to equipment breakage at the rail spur operated by Republic, the County’s disposal contractor. “Without that equipment, we were unable to load or unload containers onto rail cars. With our current garbage pile-up, we simply ran out of room,” says Margo Gillaspy. The site did manage to remain open to commercial haulers, recycling, appliance drop-off, and household hazardous waste during this time.

Normal hours of operation for garbage, recycling, appliances drop-off: Monday through Sunday, 8:30 AM - 6 PM. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at the Skagit County Transfer & Recycling Station is open Monday through Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM.

The Clear Lake Compactor Site and the Sauk Transfer Site remain open for normal operations; both of these sites accept household garbage only.