North Station
1350 North 34th Street, Seattle 98103

South Station
130 South Kenyon Street, Seattle 98108

Accepted Materials

Accepted materials include recyclables, garbage, clean yard waste, clean wood waste, vehicle tires, appliances (no commercial appliances), and household sharps. A wide range of items, including tires, scrap metal, and vehicle batteries, can be recycled. Regular household garbage and many larger items are accepted for disposal.

NOT Accepted Materials

Items not accepted at the Transfer Stations include:

  • Sewage
  • Household Chemicals
  • Radioactive and Hazardous Waste (and Containers)
  • Ammo, Firearms, Fireworks, Flares, Explosives, Weapons
  • Sealed Drums, Fuel/Propane or Oil Tanks, Compressed Gas Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers
  • Electronics, TVs or Monitors (CRTs)
  • Furnace parts, wood stoves, duct work
  • Asbestos, or material containing asbestos
  • Material over 8 ft long and over 200 lbs
  • Dead animals over 15 lbs (call animal control)

Some items, like ducting, furnaces, and oil tanks, may require special preparation or are not accepted at the Transfer Stations. See Household Hazardous Wastes for how to safely dispose of household chemicals and other items that are accepted at the region’s Household Hazardous Waste facilities, but not at the Transfer Stations.


You can pay with cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Make checks payable to “City of Seattle, Dept. of Finance” and have a valid ID.
It may cost less to have us pick up your item for you. Commercial garbage truck traffic is heaviest between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

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