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Recycling at LSWDD

Residential and commercial customers can recycle the following materials at our site during business hours for free if items are clean and self-sorted.

Printable Recycling Guide Coming Soon

Mixed Paper

  • LSWDD can recycle clean paper, newsprint, books, envelopes, egg cartons, paper bags, and thin non-corrugated cardboard.​

  • NO plastic-lined paper products or paper contaminated with food, grease, or oil.

Corrugated Cardboard

  • LSWDD can recycle clean corrugated “wavy center” cardboard; no need to flatten or remove tape and staples.

  • NO waxed, dirty, or stained cardboard.

Shredded Paper

  • Put all shredded paper into a paper bag and tape or staple the bag securely closed. Unsecured shredded paper creates a huge mess that is difficult to clean up.


  • Lids & tops must be removed from products and placed in lid bins on-site. 

  • Please do not recycle motor oil, brake fluid, antifreeze, or other hazardous materials containers, even if you've emptied them.

LSWDD can recycle the following plastic items:

  • #1 PET: Clear & lightly tinted (no dark) plastic bottles Example: soda and water bottles

  • #2 HDPE: Cloudy plastic bottles & jugs Example: Cloudy milk & gallon water jugs

  • #2 HDPE: Solid white & color bottles & jugs Example: Solid white milk & colored detergent jugs

LSWDD is NOT currently accepting the following plastic items for recycling:

  • Plastic bags or plastic film

  • #3-7 mixed plastics

  • Some #1 & #2 plastics that don't meet the above criteria

  • Vinyl plastic bags or Visqueen

  • Bubble wrap — LSWDD provides a bin for bubble wrap that can be reused.

  • Clean lumber wrap

  • Plastic feed or soil amendment bags

  • Woven plastic



  • LSWDD can recycle only glass bottles and jars, all colors.

  • Lids, corks, and tops must be removed from products and placed in containers available on-site. Labels & neck wrappings are acceptable.

  • NO PYREX, windows, mirrors, plate glass, light bulbs, ceramics, or drinking glasses.​

  • Note: LSWDD accepts clean, self-sorted glass at no cost, however glass is not recycled. Glass is deposited in a gravel pit on-island as reclamation to refill the pit (inert landfill).

Metal ​

LSWDD can recycle:

  • Aluminum cans and lids — use magnets or ask a volunteer on-site to confirm can and lid material; aluminum does not stick to a magnet. 

  • Clean and flattened aluminum foil and clean aluminum trays and pans.

  • No colored foil or peel-off container lids.

  • Steel cans and lids — use magnets or ask a volunteer on-site to confirm can and lid material; steel will stick to a magnet. 

  • No aerosol or pressurized steel containers — these are garbage.

  • Ferrous metals (non-food and beverage).

  • Pure scrap steel and iron.

  • Non-ferrous scrap metal: aluminum, brass, copper, bronze, stainless steel

  • Wire: insulated, bare copper, or aluminum electrical wire

  • Mixed steel (household appliances): Ferrous metal (50% or more steel or iron). Small items with limited rust accepted at no charge. See fees for large appliances. 


Automotive Fluids, Oil, & Petroleum-Based Products

  • Absolutely no gasoline or water contaminated fluids will be accepted for recycling. 

LSWDD can recycle:

  • Motor oil (5-gallon limit per day)

  • Hydraulic fluid

  • Kerosene

  • Transmission fluid

  • Diesel fuel (5-gallon limit per day)

  • Antifreeze, used or new (5-gallon limit per day)



  • LSWDD can recycle all rechargeable batteries including lead acid car batteries, portable power tool batteries, cell phone, and portable device batteries. Do not place these items in household garbage. 

  • LSWDD cannot recycle non-rechargeable alkaline batteries — please place them in household garbage. 


​​Electronic Products (E-Waste)

  • LSWDD offers free recycling of televisions, computers, monitors, laptops and tablets, e-readers, and cell phones. Please note that computer accessories such as printers, keyboard, scanners, etc. are not accepted as e-waste. See fees for disposal of printers, scanners, and copiers.

  • In 2006, Washington State adopted a product stewardship law that requires the establishment of a system to recycle electronic wastes, including computers, monitors, laptop computers, and televisions. This system may not charge consumers to drop off materials and is financed by manufacturers of the electronic equipment. Rules to implement this law, WAC 173-900, Electronic Products Recycling Program, were adopted in October 2007. The new system became effective January 1, 2009. A list of take-back locations and further details may be found at​​

Take It or Leave It (TIOLI)

TIOLI is a free, on-site exchange of clean, gently used and fully functioning reusable items. Learn more about TIOLI.

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