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Division Manager: Margo Gillaspy

Construction and Demolition Debris

Save money through reuse and recycling!

Recycling construction and demolition materials (also known as C&D or CDL) is usually cheaper than trash disposal. You may also find places that will pay you for some materials or take them for free.
Recyclable or reusable materials may include wood, metal, concrete, bricks, lumber, asphalt shingles, carpet, drywall, polystyrene (Styrofoam), cardboard, glass, plastic, and soil. Contact potential recycling and reuse facilities ahead of time, and describe materials carefully. Ask about hours, fees, and any special instructions.

Skagit County Transfer & Recycling Station

The Skagit County Transfer & Recycling Station accepts construction and demolition debris as garbage. Size restrictions apply.
Please note: Due to size restrictions, construction and demolition debris are not accepted at our Sauk and Clear Lake sites.

  • 2x6, 2x4, and smaller lumber shall be no longer than 8 feet
  • 4x4, 4x6, 4x8 or similar lumber shall be no longer than 6 feet
  • Larger lumber or poles shall be no longer than 4 feet
  • Plywood or other flat materials shall be no larger than 4 square feet

Materials that are not accepted at the Skagit County disposal sites include:

  • Petroleum contaminated soils
  • Grease – food preparation wastes
  • Asbestos containing materials
  • Catalyst
  • Sod, seeds, bulb, or sawdust
  • Hazardous, liquid, or chemical wastes
  • Creosote wood
  • Wall metal pipe or structural steel

Solid Waste Flow Control
Skagit County Code (SCC 12.18) requires that solid waste generated or collected in Skagit County be delivered to a designated disposal site within the County. Certain exceptions exist, such as for designated recyclable materials delivered to a recycling or composting facility, and for wastes that are not accepted at the designated disposal sites. Waste generated in a city or town must also comply with these flow control requirements.

CDL Recycling, Reuse, and Disposal Options

The following is a list of companies in Skagit County that provide recycling, reuse, and disposal of construction and demolition debris. Please contact the companies below for specific information on what is accepted. This a partial list of companies and is not an endorsement of the companies listed.

If your business accepts these materials for recycling or reuse, and would like to be added on this list please contact Margo Gillaspy or (320) 416-1578 to be added.

  Location Hours Notes
Rita Street Applicance Recycling
211 W Woodworth St
  Accepts appliances for recycling and resell. Call ahead for details and fees.
Skagit Appliance Recycling
1152 State Rt. 20
Mon-Sat: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Accepts applicances for recycling and resell. Most items free to drop-off. Pick-up service also available.
Skagit River Steel & Recycling
360-757-6096 | email
1265 S Anacortes St.
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Provides drop-off recycling services of a variety of materials such as scrap metals, newspaper, cardboard, paper products, plastics, non-ferrous materials, and glass. Also provides demolition services. Call or email for more information.
Lautenbach Industries
13084 Ball Road
Mount Vernon
Mon-Fri: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Provides demolition, hauling, and recycling services of a variety of construction and demolition debris such as wood, concrete, asphalt, metal, sheetrock, roofing, and landclearing debris
Pallet Services
1-800-769-2245 | email
12926 Farm to Market Road
Mount Vernon
  Provides pallet recycling services
Skagit Soils
13260 Ball Road
Mount Vernon
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Accepts green waste and food waste for recycling. Under 10 ft in length and 2 ft in diameter. Compostable plastics are not accepted. Also accept dirt, rock, sod, and small pieces of concrete and sod for recycling, must be separte from green waste.
Sunland Bark & Topsoil
12469 Reservation Road
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 - 4:00 pm (hours vary seasonally)
Accepts brush & tree trimmings, dirt & rocks, sod, stumps, and concrete. No horsetails, grass clippings, or large quanities of leaves.
Clear Lake Compactor Site
23202 Howey Road
Clear Lake
Fri-Mon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed on holidays
Accepts household solid waste ($6 for 32 gallons), free household recycling, and up to 5 gallons of used motor oil and antifreeze.
No construction debris accepted
Skagit County Transfer Station
14104 Ovenell Road
Mount Vernon
Everyday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed on holidays
General waste $89/ton with $10 minimum, household recycling free, appliances accepted for a fee. Some size restrictions exist, please call for details.
Skagit County HHW Facility
Hazardous Waste
14104 Ovenell Road Mon-Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1st Sat of the month: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Accepts 25 gallons of household hazardous waste per month for free. Exampes of accepted waste include: various cleaners, fluorescent lightbulbs, used oil and anifreeze, NiCad batteries, fertilizers, pesticides, etc.

Skagit County Small Quantity Generator

14101 Ovenell Road 3rd Wednesday of each month: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm A business that generates less than 220 pounds (about 25 gallons) of most types of chemical wastes may qualify as a “Small Quantity Generator” (SQG) and dispose of those wastes through the County’s SQG program. Please call 360-416-1580 for more details.
Sauk Transfer Station
50795 State Route 20
Thurs-Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed on holidays
General waste $89/ton with $10 minimum, household recycling free, appliances accepted for a fee.
No construction debris accepted
Skagit Building Salvage
360-428-9402 | email
17994 State Route 536 Mon-Sat: 10:00 am-5:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Accepts a wide range of reusable building materials. Please call the store to dicuss the items. Also provides deconstruction and salvage services. Pickups of higher value material can be arranged.
Skagit Habitat for Humanity
1022 Riverside Drive
Mount Vernon
Tues-Sat:  10:00 am-6:00 pm Donated materials must be in good condition for reuse. Provides donation pickup services.
Online Materials Exhanges