If you live within city limits, your city provides curbside
recycling. Check out information
on what each accept.
If you live in an unincorporated Skagit County, you have
Management provides curbside recycling upon request.
here for information on what they accept.
You can recycle the following limited set of materials
free at any
of the Skagit County Recycling Sites. Be sure to include
only the products listed. If there is too much contamination
with other unwanted materials, the whole load may have
to go to a landfill rather than be recycled into new products.
Please sort into the following accepted categories:
cans: Must be empty and clean.
Cardboard: The transfer station accepts corrugated cardboard only. It must be empty, with no liners or contents and flattened.
bottles and jars: Must be empty and clean, without
lids, separated by color (green, brown, and clear). No
dishware, pottery, window glass, or mirrors allowed.
Paper: Must be dry and clean! This includes clean
and dry advertising mail, envelopes, cereal boxes, soda
& beer boxes, phone books, paper egg cartons, school
papers, paper sacks, and magazines. Remember no pizza
boxes or other food-contaminated paper is allowed
Must be clean and without kitty litter or excessively
Plastics: Clean plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs ONLY. Keep items loose, not in plastic bags. No other plastic is accepted (i.e. clamshells, bakery trays or plastic bags).
metal: Please remove all plastic or other non-metal
materials from your scrap before disposal.
can take your appliances to one of the following locations.
Call to verify fees and to ensure that your appliance type
TVs, & Electronics
televisions, and other electronic equipment contain
heavy metals and other hazardous materials that
should not go into a landfill. Beginning
January 1, 2009, recycling is free for the following
products under Washington’s E-Cycle law:
(Desktops and Towers)
Look for the E-Cycle
Washington logo at participating vendors. For
recycling locations for the above products, please
visit the website
or call 1800RECYCLE.
Peripherals, such as cell phones, mice, printers,
copiers, and scanners may be covered at local drop
off locations for a small $ fee.
Club of Anacortes
Capt Sante Marina
Web Locker #32
Seafarers Way and Q Avenue
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month
102 Valley Mall Way
Goodwill is open for electronics drop-off from
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
315 Sterling Street
Electronics can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. Mondays at the facility at the corner of
3rd and Sterling Streets.
& Building Materials Exchanges
Salvage Supply Stores
to Construction & Demolition Recycling (Pdf)
1909 2nd Street Mount Vernon
Stop Thrift Shop
351 Pease Rd. Burlington
Society Thrift Shop
525 E College #D Way Mount Vernon
Vincent DePaul Society
719 Ferry Street Sedro Woolley
Walnut Tree Thrift Shop
713 Puget Street Sedro Woolley
509 East Fairhaven Ave Burlington
525 E College Way Mount Vernon
420 O Ave Anacortes
Neighborhood Barter & Trade
Salvage Supply Stores
Not all food waste can be composted at home, nor do all
households choose to compost on-site. If you are interested
in composting more types of food waste, or are interested
in yard waste
pick-up at the curbside, Waste Management provides food
& yard waste pick-up in the cities of Anacortes, Burlington, Sedro-Woolley
and the town of La
Conner including Shelter Bay. If you live outside
the city or town limits, you may still qualify, find out
by contacting Waste
Management at 360-757-4851. Waste Management
hauls all of the yard and food waste collected at the
curbside to Skagit Soils
for composting. Skagit Soils will also accept yard &
food waste dropped-off by customers.
can you place in your curbside food & yard waste bin?
under 4 inches in diameter and no more than 4 inches
prunings, weeds and leaves
grain and breads
bones, fish and shellfish
dairy, nuts and shells
and vegetable scraps
grounds, filters and tea bags
cardboard & food soiled paper (pizza boxes and paper
Yard waste can be picked up with food waste via the curbside
pick-up service provided through your city by
Waste Management. Please see Food Waste (above) for
Drop-Off Locations for Yard Waste
Vernon (Residents Only)
Purchase punch cards for $5, $10, or $20
$1 per punch, loads up to 60 lbs
City Shop, 409 W. Fir Street, 360-336-6218
Mar-Oct: W- F 11 am - 5:30 pm; Sat, Sun
9 am - 4 pm; Nov-Feb: W, Sat, Sun 9 am - 4 pm
Grass, leaves, fruits, vegetables, brush, & branches
that are no more than 7 inches in diameter
(Residents & Urban Growth Areas)
315 Sterling St, 360-855-0929
$12.00 per yard
March-Sept: Mon and Sat, 8 am - 4 pm
Oct - first weekend in Nov: Sat, 8 am - 4 pm
2nd week in Nov - Feb: no drop-off.
Grass clippings & light brush. *Pumpkins: First
2 weeks /November, bare Christmas trees first 3 weeks/January.
alkaline batteries are NOT accepted at any of the Skagit
County Transfer Sites.
Please do not bring them in for
recycling. Alkaline batteries made in the United States
(Energizer, Duracell, etc.) in the last 5 years do not
contain mercury and can be thrown in the regular garbage.
When purchasing batteries it is always good to consider
You can drop off all types of household and automotive batteries at Pacific
107 E Cedar Street Mount Vernon WA 98273
(Across the parking lot from the Chuck Wagon)
Cars: Have a car you
need to get rid of and want to recycle? Try one of these
Hauling and Recycling will haul your car away to recycling
facilities where the parts can be salvaged and reused.
Valley College takes used or unwanted cars as part
of their Automotive Education Program. For more information
on how to donate your car to this program please contact
Scott Hall (360)416-7661 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Donate a Car. Washington Wheels for Wishes associated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, is an organization that takes cars, even if they aren't in running condition to help grant the wishes of children facing life-threatening medical conditions. When you make a car donation, proceeds from the sale of your vehicle donation through the Wheels For Wishes 501(c)(3) charity benefits your local Make-A-Wish.
Additionally, check your local charities, Red Cross, and Salvation Army Chapters to find out if they accept cars as tax deductible donations.
Ovenell Transfer Station will take up to four tires,
no larger than 36-inches in diameter. General waste rates
refrain from illegal dumping!
Illegal dump sites are hazardous to wildlife and human
health and are very expensive to clean up. To report illegal
dumping, please call (360) 416-1573.
following information is for households only. Businesses
must contact the Small
Quantity Generator Program to arrange for disposal
of chemicals. Each type of oil or chemical must not be
mixed with other chemicals and must be stored in an unbreakable,
Antifreeze: Households may dispose of up to five gallons
of antifreeze at any of the Skagit
County Recycling Sites.
Motor oil: Households may dispose of up to five gallons
of motor oil at any of the Skagit
County Recycling Sites. You can also take motor oil
Schuck's Auto Supply
Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon, 360-424-6131
Burlington Boulevard, Burlington, 360-707-0310
Crossroads Square, Sedro-Woolley, 360-854-9508
Paint Update [Flyer]
What is Latex Paint?
Look on the can for key words, water based,
soap and water clean up. Oil based paint will
have key words, alkyd, and clean up
How to solidify (dry) Latex Paint
Small amounts (less than 1 inch): Remove lid and paint
Large amounts: Mix 50/50 with kitty litter, sawdust, or
shredded paper or mix in a commercial paint hardener like
Paint is dry enough when it has an oatmeal-like consistency
and will not spill out of can.
How to dispose of solidified (dry) Latex paint
Remove the lid and throw away with your garbage
Do not throw away ANY liquid paint or paint cans with
Research shows latex paint/stains can safely be placed
into the garbage if they are solidified (dry)
To clean latex paint out of dirty paintbrushes properly
you only need three things:
the box as a barrier to the earth, you can wash out the
brushes inside the box using the hose. The brushes will
be clean, but the paint won’t soak into the soil.
After you have finished, toss the box into your regular
garbage can (as it has been soiled and can no longer be
Extra Paint Cans?
Dirty paint can disposal is pretty simple as long as there
is only an inch or less of paint in the bottom of the can.
In this case, you can put the paint can into your regular
garbage bin at home for normal garbage disposal.
Have more than an inch of paint at the bottom?
If you have leftover paint consider offering it to a friend
or neighbor who may like to have it, or call your local
paint store to see if they keep used paint on hand for customers
looking for an inexpensive way to paint. You can also try
placing your excess paint on one of the reuse website, listed
on the Skagit County recycling homepage.
County Health Department: Dispose of Medical Wastes Properly
Walgreens Pharmacy now sells pill disposal pouches for
a small fee. Place you leftover pills in a pouch and return
them to the pharmacy for safe disposal.
Sharps Disposal By Mail System
Waste Management provides each customer with a specially
designed sharps container for used needles, a government-approved
exterior shipping box, and instructions for use. When
the container is full, it is closed, bagged, and sealed
inside its original exterior packaging. Residential and
commercial customers simply return the postage pre-paid
box to their mail carrier or nearest post office. It is
then delivered to the Sharps Disposal by Mail System processing
center where the receipt and complete destruction of the
container and its contents are fully documented.
The LightCycle Washington program makes it easy to recycle fluorescent lights! You can drop up to 10 bulbs a day, compact fluorescents, tubes or HID bulbs, at any of the following Skagit locations for no cost.
Visit www.lightrecycle.org for additional information.
Kaptein's Ace Hardware
1420 Riverside Dr.
Mon-Sat 7:30 am - 7 pm
Ekrem Hardware Do-It Center
237 E. Fairhaven Ave.
Mon-Sat 8 am - 5:30 pm
938 Fountain St.
Mon-Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10-5
City Recycling Center
315 Sterling Street
Mon 7 am - 2 pm
and compact florescent light bulbs contain trace amounts
of mercury, a hazardous material. Please store used bulbs
safely to prevent breakage and take to the Skagit
County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the Ovenell
Transfer Station. Households can also take their light
bulbs to Lowe’s and Home Depot for collection or
to the Skagit County PSE office. Note that PSE only accepts
small household fluorescent bulbs but no large tubes or
Businesses needing to safely dispose of their fluorescent
lighting should contact the Small
Quantity Generator program.
to Recycling and Solid Waste Brochure
phones and accessories are made from valuable resources
such as precious metals, copper, and plastics - all of
which require energy to extract and manufacture. Recycling
cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions, keeps valuable
material out of landfills and incinerators, and conserves
Styro Recycle Inc-Renton
West of Ikea
360-293-0342; Anacortes. Accepts clean peanuts, bubble
wrap and flat Styrofoam sheets.
& More: 360-428-5848; Mount Vernon. Accepts
bagged and clean peanuts, and air cushions.
Postal: 360-757-3281; Burlington. Accepts clean
peanuts, bubble wrap, air cushions and gray foam.