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A Lopez Solid Waste volunteer has a fun conversation with a customer while helping them sort their recycling.


Celebrating 12 years of Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District — Lopez Island's community-loved and operated solid waste disposal facility. ​​

In 2012, 1,418 Lopez Island residents helped build a truly community-led waste disposal system: Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District. LSWDD is a junior taxing district responsible for solid waste disposal that's led and staffed by community members who ensure the health of people and the environment come before profit. Thanks to our knowledgeable and dedicated crew of staff and volunteers, LSWDD provides low-cost garbage disposal, free self-sorted recycling, and free ​exchange of reusables at Take It Or Leave It (TIOLI).


Garbage & Rates

Residential and commercial customers can dispose of garbage at our site during business hours for a fee.


Customers can recycle many clean and self-sorted materials on-site during business hours — here's a complete list of what can be recycled!

Take It or Leave It (TIOLI)

We provide a community space for free exchange of reusable items and divert what can't be reused into recycle streams.


We ensure that leftover paint is reused, remixed into recycled paint, or properly disposed. 

Household Hazardous Waste

One annual opportunity to legally and responsibly dispose of poisonous, flammable, corrosive, and hazardous chemicals.

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