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Welcome to the San Juan County Solid Waste Website

Our major goals are:

  • To ensure reliable service for removal of solid waste from San Juan County
  • To develop partnerships for waste reduction and recycling
  • To reduce waste:
    • by increasing reuse on all islands
    • by increasing composting activity
    • by providing waste prevention education


Orcas Island Transfer Station is now under the managment of Orcas Recycling Services.  The ORS operation runs each week from Thursday through Monday and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Lopez Island Solid Waste Disposal District operates the drop box facility on Lopez. The facility is open from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 


Please follow the links to the facility on Orcas or Lopez for details on hours, what is accepted, and how to deliver solid waste and recyclable materials.

News and Important Information

Beginning September 1, 2012, recycling collection will be included in standard route collection service. Contact San Juan Sanitation, Inc. for details.

The County Council approved the Final Draft Solid Waste Management Plan on September 11, 2012, and the Department of Ecology approved it on October 5, 2012.


2014 Household Hazardous Waste collection dates are:

Orcas Island - April 12

San Juan Island - April 26 for the public and April 25 for businesses, which must register two weeks in advance.

Lopez Island - June 21


Call 370-0534 or visit the Hazardous Waste web page on this site for more information.