Enumclaw recycling & transfer station

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Enumclaw recycling & transfer station

1650 Battersby Ave E
Enumclaw, WA 98022

Telephone: 206-296-4466 or 1-800-325-6165 ext. 64466
TTY relay: 711; Fax: 206-296-0197

Hours: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed Wed & Thu)
This facility is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Secure Your Load
Vehicles arriving with unsecured loads at public or private transfer stations in King County can be charged an unsecured load fee.

Recycling services
Materials Handled
– Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps
– Other Large Appliances
– Refrigerators/Freezers
Construction/Demolition Debris
– Wood
– Household Furniture
– Mixed Glass
– Yard Waste
– Aluminum Cans
– Ferrous Metals
– Nonferrous Metals
– Steel/Tin Cans
– Books
– Cardboard
– Mixed Paper
– Newspaper
– Office Paper
– Phone Books
– Polycoated Cardboard
– Shredded Paper
– Bottles, Jugs and Tubs
– Clothing/Fabrics
– Shoes
If you are unsure about what is recyclable, call the King County Solid Waste Division for assistance or submit your question online. Please keep recycling areas free of litter and garbage. Excess materials cannot be stored outside of bins. Download a printable summary of recycling services (PDF, 358 K) and waste acceptance guidelines at King County solid waste facilities.

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See the disposal fees page for more detailed information.

Minimum fee
$17.25 per entry. Covers up to 320 lbs. (Includes $15.31 basic fee plus state tax and surcharge)

Per ton
$102.05 per ton. (Includes $95.00 basic fee plus state tax and surcharge)
Note: Sedans pay only the minimum fee. All other vehicles including station wagons, lift-backs, vans and mini-vans, recreational vehicles and SUV’s will be weighed in and out and charged for the actual weight disposed based on the per ton fee.

Refrigerant type appliances – limit 3 per load
$24 per appliance – includes appliances that contain or contained refrigerants such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and heat pumps. Appliances must be empty.

Other large appliances – limit 3 per load
$10 per appliance – includes stoves, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, dishwashers, and furnaces. Appliances must be empty.

Clean wood and yard waste

Minimum fee
$13.25 per entry

Per ton fee
$82.50 per ton

Reusable household goods
Garbage fees apply.

Unsecured loads
Unsecured loads will be assessed a fee of $3, $5, or $10 depending on vehicle size per King County Code 10.12.040. An unsecured load is a load of material that is not tied, tarped, secured or covered in a manner that prevents any material from leaving the vehicle during transport.

Payment methods accepted
Visa® and MasterCard® (debit/credit)
Checks – payable to “KCSWD”
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Disposal restrictions at King County solid waste facilities
King County’s solid waste facilities are designed to accept a wide range of materials; however, there are legal, operational and safety reasons why some materials are restricted.

Not accepted for disposal
Items more than eight feet long – includes large objects such as boats, trailers, and campers. See “items that require prior written approval for disposal” below.
Explosives – includes fireworks and ammunition
Burning or smoldering material
Computers, monitors and laptops (visit the Take it Back Network or the What Do I Do With.? Web site for recycling options)
Dense items – items that are larger than 2 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet and weigh more than 200 lbs. Examples of unaccepted items include large stumps, large pieces of concrete, wood stoves, hot tubs and cast iron bathtubs. Recycling and composting options exist for many dense items. Dense items can damage equipment used to bury garbage at the landfill. Note: couches, ceramic bathtubs, and other items that are less dense and less than eight feet long are accepted. See “items that require prior written approval for disposal,” below.
Motor vehicles and major vehicle parts
Paint – no liquid latex or oil-based paint (dried out or solidified latex paint is okay)
Propane tanks
Not accepted for disposal, but accepted for recycling at some facilities. Fees apply for some items
Visit the “What Do I Do With…?” Web site, call the King County Solid Waste Division or contact us online if you have questions about recycling or disposal options for these materials.

Large appliances – includes refrigerators, hot water heaters, stoves, etc. (accepted at Enumclaw, Shoreline and Vashon)
Batteries – rechargeable and button batteries (accepted at Factoria household hazardous waste [HHW] drop-off service and other HHW collection sites)
Batteries – vehicle and marine batteries
(accepted at Factoria household hazardous waste drop-off service only)
Cell phones (accepted at Shoreline only)
Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (accepted at Factoria and Shoreline only. See the Take it Back Network for additional recycling options)
Household hazardous waste – includes automotive fluids, oil-based paints, pesticides, wood preservatives, alkaline batteries and petroleum products (accepted at Factoria household hazardous waste drop-off service only)
Mercury-containing products (including fluorescent bulbs and tubes, mercury switches, thermometers, thermostats and button batteries) (accepted at Factoria household hazardous waste drop-off service only)
Accepted for disposal with restrictions
Visit the “What Do I Do With.?” Web site, call the King County Solid Waste Division or contact us online about disposal options for these materials

Accepted from residential self-haul customers only
Containerized sharps – home generated only. Accepted in designated sharps bin at Shoreline station.
Dirt (uncontaminated) – up to one pickup truck full. Must control dust.
Drums – limit one open, empty metal or plastic drum per load
Tires – passenger car tires only. Limit four per load from residential customers only.
Treated wood – such as railroad ties and pressure treated wood. Must be less than eight feet long.
Accepted from residential self-haul customers and commercial customers
Construction and demolition debris – such as drywall, roofing, siding, etc. Not accepted from dump trucks, flat beds that dump, or roll-off boxes. (Dump trucks, flat beds and roll-offs accepted at Vashon transfer & recycling station only.) Must meet size and length limits.
Hot tubs – accepted at the Bow Lake, Enumclaw and Vashon stations only. Must meet size and length limits.
Mattresses or box springs – combined total of 6 per customer/company per day
Items that require prior written approval for disposal
The following items may be accepted, with conditions, at King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill when accompanied by a waste clearance. See the waste clearance page for more information. Disposal locations are limited and special fees may apply.

Items more than eight feet long
Asbestos-containing waste – contact Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (external) for removal, packaging and transportation information
Contaminated soil
Dead animals (over 15 lbs)
Dense items: items that are bigger than 2 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet and weigh more than 200 lbs. Examples include, safes, wood stoves and cast iron bathtubs.
Excessively dusty or odorous wastes
Home heating oil tanks or other underground storage tanks
Industrial waste products
Large quantities of food or beverages that must be destroyed
Lengths of cable, wire, stranded wire rope, etc.
Metal or plastic drums in quantities greater than one
Needles and other sharps from clinics, dentists, etc. and other biomedical waste
Accepted for disposal at all facilities
Latex paint that is dried out or solidified
Printers, fax machines and scanners
Polystyrene packing material (“peanuts”) – must be bagged securely to prevent litter
Small appliances such as microwaves and toasters
Truck canopies – shell type only. No campers.
Used oil filters – must be drained for 24 hours or crushed
Yard waste – accepted as garbage at all stations. Accepted for recycling at Cedar Falls, Enumclaw and Shoreline stations if separated from garbage
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Length limit for vehicles and trailers
(Subject to operating conditions)

Total length from bumper to bumper may not exceed:
30 feet at Algona, Cedar Falls, Factoria, Houghton, Renton and Vashon
40 feet at Bow Lake, Enumclaw and Shoreline

Transfer station safety guidelines
For your safety, please follow these guidelines when visiting the transfer station:

Turn off your cell phone
Keep children and pets in vehicle
No smoking
Watch for moving vehicles
Use extreme caution
Follow directions from station staff
Water conservation measures in effect at all facilities
All non-essential water use is prohibited. Customers may not use water to hose out their vehicles or to rinse garbage cans – use brooms instead.

Transfer station construction projects
Visit the transfer station construction projects page to see if there are any current projects that may affect your visit.


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