Garbage Disposal

Residential and commercial customers can dispose of garbage at our site during business hours for a minimum fee of $4 (one kitchen bag full of garbage). 

Our fees (including taxes) are as follows:

Garbage, 32-gallon can ................................................... $8.00*

Garbage, per gallon......................................................... $0.25*

Garbage, per cu. ft..........................................................$1.87*

Garbage, hi-density, per cu. ft........................................ $3.74*

Upholstered chair............................................................ $9.50

Upholstered couch.......................................................... $18.00

Upholstered sofa bed .................................................... $27.00

Mattress, single ............................................................. $12.00

Mattress, double............................................................ $14.00

Mattress, queen/king ..................................................... $15.00

Propane tank, empty, up to 10 gal................................... $9.50

Source-Separated Recyclables, see Guidelines........... no charge

Tire/wheel, auto, truck, to 16.5", ea. .............................. $9.50

Small-engine equipment, drained of fluids........................ $5.00

Large appliance, non-refrigerated, ea............................ $22.00

Any refrigerated/freon appliance, ea. ........................... $56.00

Printer, scanner, copier, ea. ............................................ $4.00

Commingled recyclables, 32-gallon can ............................ $5.00*

Commingled recyclables, per gallon.................................. $0.16*

Commingled recyclables, per cu. ft...................................$1.17*

Commingled recyclables, grocery bag.........................no charge**

Load not properly secured, car........................................ $3.00

Load not properly secured, truck..................................... $5.00

Donations, cash or check ................ accepted at the pay booth!

We do our best to keep fees from changing or giving advance notice

in the event of changes.

A print version of fees is available here.

We offer the following services with the goal of achieving zero waste:

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 is hauled by truck and ferry 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 gets trucked to Lopez Sand & Gravel on Channel Road for use as inert fill material in their sand pit

*Minimum charge: $4.00 garbage, $5.00 commingled recyclables

**Up to one bag per day

Please call ahead to schedule large loads!

There is no charge for noxious weeds or road and beach litter - claim these items at the kiosk

Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District (LSWDD)

PO Box 922

2419 Fisherman Bay Rd

Lopez Island, WA 98261

www.lopezsolidwaste.org

(360) 468-2555

Current Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday all services, 11am-3pm

Your participation is the key to helping LSWDD achieve its fullest potential. Please consider volunteering today.

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