While zero waste thru recycling and reuse is our goal, we also recognize that there is still a need for waste disposal. Please look at the resources in this section to better understand all of your options. Thank you.
The following fee schedule will be in effect until further notice.
WHERE DOES OUR STUFF GO???
Garbage and recyclables deposited at the Lopez Dump travel to different destinations depending upon the material and market values for recyclables. Here’s where our stuff goes currently:
GARBAGE: Trucked to the Skagit County Transfer Station in Mount Vernon, where it's compacted into containers and then travels by rail some 300 miles to the 2545-acre Roosevelt Landfill in Klickitat County near the Columbia River
RECYCLING: Travels by truck, usually in bales, to Skagit River Steel & Recycling in Burlington. From there:
Cardboard goes to a Port Townsend paper mill to be reprocessed into Kraft paper, linerboard, and specialty cardboard components
Mixed paper gets trucked to Seattle and loaded onto a container ship bound for China
Plastics also go to Seattle for loading onto a container ship bound for China
Aluminum cans travel by truck to Seattle and then by rail for recycling at an Anheuser-Busch plant in Alabama or Alcoa/Evermore Recycling plant in Tennessee
Steel gets trucked to a Seattle foundry for processing into rebar and other basic products
GLASS: Trucked to Lopez Sand & Gravel on Channel Road for use as inert fill material in their sand pit