Solid Waste

***Customer Alerts***
Curbside Recycling Program

​Thanks to all of you who take the time and effort to recycle.

You may have heard recent news stories about the Government of China changing its recyclable materials acceptance policy and how this may affect your curbside recycling program. 

Please be aware that Snohomish County Solid Waste Division is monitoring these changes and their possible effect on curbside recycling programs.  At this time, we do not expect changes at the recycling centers at the Division’s Transfer Stations and Drop Boxes. 

We do ask that all items placed for collection be empty, clean and dry because recyclables are not washed or cleaned after they are collected.

Before you recycle, at your curb or at our stations, remember to:
  • Empty - make sure each container is completely empty of food or liquids
  • Clean -  each container should be free from food and other residues
  • Dry - containers should be dry and ensure other recyclables such as cardboard and paper are uncontaminated
Also remember to follow your curbside hauler’s instructions on which materials to recycle.  If you place the wrong item in the cart, it isn’t recycling, it’s just a really expensive way to handle garbage.  When in doubt, throw it out.

Motor Vehicle Components and Parts

In an effort to be compliant with Washington State law, RCW 46.80, effective October 1, 2017Snohomish County solid waste facilities will no longer accept the following motor vehicle components and parts:
  • Airbags
  • Bumpers
  • Catalytic converters
  • Doors
  • Engines and short blocks
  • Fenders
  • Frames
  • Front or rear clips
  • Front or rear differentials
  • Hoods
  • Quarter panels
  • Seats
  • Transmissions and/or transfer cases
  • Truck beds, boxes, or cabs
Recycling for motor vehicle components and materials is available at the locations listed below. Before visiting, always call for acceptance policies and pricing.

Northwest Auto Recyclers
2315 N Machias Rd
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

360 Auto Recycling
2017 N Machias Rd
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Everett Auto Wrecking
4019 Smith Ave
Everett, WA 98201

This is only a partial list of companies and is not an endorsement of the companies listed.