Allison Tabiando Fay Lim
Communications Specialist II Communications Supervisor
Repairs to the facility are delayed by two weeks due to inclement weather in Eastern Washington disrupting the transportation of garbage from the facility to the landfill
EVERETT, Wash., January 20, 2017 – The temporary closure of the Airport Road Recycling and Transfer Station (ARTS) has been rescheduled for February 6–26, 2017. The delay is due to inclement weather disrupting the movement and delivery of containers from the landfill in Eastern Washington. At this time, Snohomish County Public Works must utilize all available floor space at the facility in order to stockpile garbage. Additionally, the Cathcart Way Temporary Recycling and Transfer Station, which was scheduled to open on Monday to support the ARTS closure, will not open until February 6.
As previously announced, during the three week closure, repairs will be made to the compactors and tipping floor. The recycling area will remain open during regular hours throughout the closure, however, yard waste will not be accepted.
The Cathcart Way facility (8915 Cathcart Way, Snohomish, WA 98296) will be open for commercial haulers and mechanical unload/hydraulic dump style vehicles only, during the ARTS closure. Recycling will not be available at the Cathcart Way site. Customers who wish to unload their garbage and/or recycling by hand will need to use the Southwest Recycling and Transfer Station (SWRTS) in Mountlake Terrace or the North County Recycling and Transfer Station (NCRTS) in Arlington.
ARTS will reopen on Monday, February 27 at 7 a.m. The repairs are funded by transfer station customer fees. For information on alternate locations, fees, ARTS normal operating hours, or about the closure, visit www.snoco.org/solidwaste or call 425-388-3425.
About Snohomish County Public Works
The Snohomish County Public Works Department employs approximately 600 staff members that develop and maintain county roads; control and manage surface water quantity, quality, and fish habitats; and oversee the recycling and disposal of solid waste. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Public Works, visit www.snohomishcountywa.gov/PublicWorks.