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Division Manager: Margo Gillaspy

Solid Waste Management


New Solid Waste Rates Effective June 1, 2023

New solid waste rates will go into effect starting June 1, 2023:

  • General solid waste at Skagit County Transfer and Recycling Station and the Sauk Transfer Station will increase from $103 to $105 per ton.
  • The minimum charge for residential waste disposal will remain at $20.
  • Recycling and household hazardous waste drop-off will remain free for households, and rates at the Clear Lake Compactor site will remain at $7 per 32 gallon can.

    Under the approved rate structure, per-ton rates have risen incrementally starting in 2019. The rate for general solid waste increased by $2 per year starting in 2019 and is scheduled to top out at $105 per ton. Public Works assesses the Solid Waste rate structure periodically to ensure that the system remains fiscally solvent.

    For questions or more details, please call (360) 416-1400.

     

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      Interlocal Cooperative Agreement Between Skagit County and Cities and Towns in Skagit County for Solid Waste Management
      Litter Crew in Operation
    Our litter crew works to keep the County clean. The crew is focused on citizen litter complaints, illegal dump sites, and cleaning County road right of way.  To report illegal dumping, or know of specific areas that need attention please call the Litter Hotline (360) 416-1573.

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    Facility Locations:
    • Skagit County Recycling and Transfer Station | Rates
      14104 Ovenell Road, Mount Vernon
      360-416-1570
      8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

      Closed: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

    • Sauk Recycling & Transfer Station | Rates
      (No construction/demolition debris accepted.)
      50796 State Route 20, Concrete
      360-853-8810
      9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
      Closed: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

    • Clear Lake Recycling & Compactor Site | Rates
      (No construction debris or large items accepted. Household garbage only.)
      23202 Howey Road, Clear Lake
      360-856-5083
      8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
      Closed: New Year's Day, President's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

    About Solid Waste Management
    Solid waste or garbage is hauled by rail to Roosevelt Regional Landfill in Klickitat County, Washington. Recycled materials which are collected separately at three sites are transported to a variety of local companies for furtherprocessing. Household Hazardous Waste and moderate risk waste (from local businesses) is collected at the Skagit County Recycling and Transfer Station Collection Facility where it is packed and shipped for recycling or storage in a hazardous waste landfill.

    Management Plan History and Purpose
    The Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan (CSWMP) was prepared to provide a guide for solid waste activities in Skagit County. This CSWMP addresses solid waste management throughout Skagit County.

    The cities had the option to develop their own plan, but chose to participate in the County’s planning process. The various Tribes in Skagit County also have the option to develop their own plans. This CSWMP was prepared through a team effort involving the Skagit County Department of Public Works and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC). The SWAC members represent not only the interests of their respective agencies and businesses, but as residents and members of the community they also represent the public’s interest.

    prepareinfoCSWMP Informational and Background Documents
    The SWAC recently completed its process of updating Skagit County’s Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan