All Snohomish County Recycling & Transfer Stations and Drop Boxes have designated recycle areas for accepted items that are free of charge for residential customers. Please see the accepted items as well as the prohibited items listed below:

Accepted Items

Item Limitation
Household appliances (without Freon or CFCs)
     Washers / Dryers
     Stoves / Ranges
     Hot water tanks (gas or electric)
     Dishwashers* (w/metal housing only)
          *If housing is plastic, it is accepted as garbage
           at our regular garbage rates

 Must be free of garbage
     Lead acid batteries Limit 3 per customer, per day
     Motor oil Up to 10 gallons per customer, per day
     Oil Filters -
Up to 10 gallons per customer, per day
*Larger quantities of automotive items are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Batteries Household Only (Dry cell, rechargeable, Nickel-Cadmium or Lithium)
Cardboard (flattened), newspapers, and mixed paper No pizza boxes, paper towels, paper plates, tissues, carbon paper,
disposable diapers, foil wrapping paper, frozen food or drink packaging,
waxed, greasy, or plastic-coated paper or cardboard such as milk cartons
and juice boxes, or hardcover books accepted for recycling. These items are accepted as garbage only.

Cooking oil Up to 10 gallons per customer, per day
Fluorescent tubes/bulbs (CFLs)  Up to 10 tubes/bulbs (CFLs) per customer, per day
Glass bottles and jars
Lawn mowers
Fluids drained, battery removed, extra plastic taken off (if possible)
Metal food and beverage cans
Propane tanks
Limit 3 per customer, per day; Barbecue size (10 gallon) or smaller
Scrap metal
8 feet or less (must be 85% metal or more)
Yard debris / clean wood debris
(Fees assessed)
Includes leaves, weeds, flowers, roots, grass clippings, shrubbery, and
small tree trimmings/branches.
  • Wood & branches under 4" in diameter can be up to 10' in length
  • Wood & branches over 4" inches in diameter can be up to 4' in length
  • Tree stumps must be under 4' in diameter and 4' in length. Must be able to move without staff assistance
Yard debris / clean wood debris cannot include: plastic bags, soil, rocks,
sod, food waste, pet waste or wood that has been treated, painted, stained, burned or laminated

Prohibited Recycling Items

Item  Alternatives                             
Asbestos                                                         Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
1 (800) 552-3565
Ballasts from fluorescent light fixtures Snohomish County HHW Station 
Barbed wire fencing (Accepted as garbage ONLY and must be bundled) -
Barrels which contained petroleum-based or chemical products such as paint, paint thinner, pesticides, fertilizer, etc. Snohomish County HHW Station
Burn Barrels (Accepted as garbage ONLY) -
Electronics E-Cycle Washington
1 (800) RECYCLE  
Mattresses and covered box springs (Accepted as garbage ONLY) -
Non-metallics (Accepted as garbage ONLY)
  •      Concrete
  •      Ceramics
  •      Tires (limit of 5 tires per customer, per day. Standard size car/truck only)
Plastics (Accepted as garbage ONLY) Fibres International
(425) 405-1700

Skagit River Steel and Recycling
(800) 869-7097

Scrap Metal/Appliances containing Freon or CFCs
  •      Refrigerators
  •      Freezers
  •      Air Conditioners
  •      Heat Pumps
  •      Dehumidifiers
  •      Water coolers
Ace Metal Co. Inc.
(425) 493-6802

Budget Appliance
(425) 252-7776

CMR Recycling
(360) 548-3270

Judd & Black Appliance
Everett (425) 258-4557
Lynnwood (425) 742-2233
Marysville (360) 659-0822

Seattle Home Appliance
Bothell (425) 485-0551
Snohomish Appliance Recycling Outlet
(360) 568-6003

Styrofoam (Accepted as garbage ONLY) Styro-Recycle
Kent (253) 838-9555
  •      Oxygen Tanks
  •      Fuel Tanks
Return to supplier or call supplier for other options
Vehicles Junk Vehicle and Boat / RV Disposal Program                                      
This a partial list of companies and is not an endorsement of the companies listed.