Solid Waste Utility


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MAY 1, 2017
- EFFECTIVE DATE OF SAN JUAN COUNTY ORDINANCE REGULATING SINGLE-USE CONSUMER BAGS IN RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS


Bring your Own Bag!

San Juan County and the Town of Friday Harbor recently passed ordinances regulating single-use carryout bags by retail establishments, to help reduce waste and impact to our water and wildlife.  As of May 1, retailers will no longer provide the thin plastic carryout bags with handles you often see floating in our harbors and waterways, and alongside our roads. All retailers will migrate to recyclable paper or reusable bags including heavier plastic bags. In-store collection bags for vegetables, fruits, meats, and other bulk items are still allowed.  Please do your part to help protect our fragile environment, and assist retailers in making the switch away from plastics, by bringing your own reusable bags when shopping.  We appreciate your effort! 

Frequently asked questions (and answers) are provided in the following link.
FAQ Plastic Bags
                                                                                                                                                          


Hazardous Waste Collection Events 2019

  • San Juan Island 
    • Date: – June 14 (Businesses Only) and June 15 (Households)
    • Time: 1 - 3 pm (Businesses Only) and 10 am - 2 pm
    • Business: Lautenbach Transfer Station
    • Address: 212 Sutton Road
  • Orcas Island
    • Date: – Sunday, June 23
    • Time:  10 am - 2 pm
    • Business: Orcas Recycling Services
    • Address: 3398 Orcas Road, Eastsound, WA 98245
  • Lopez Island
    • Date Saturday, June 22
    • Time:  11 am - 2 pm
    • Business: Lopez Solid Waste
    • Address: 2419 Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261
Businesses should provide an inventory in advance of the event. A link to a registration form to complete and return can be found in the “Business Registration Form” link below or contact the Solid Waste Program Administrator at 370-0534.

Business Registration Form