Recycle & Reduce Waste

Regular hours for yard waste drop-off resume June 8
Beginning Monday, June 8 yard waste will again be accepted during regular business hours at Pierce County transfer stations (outside of the City of Tacoma).

Yard waste drop-off was limited to three days a week during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and Phase 1 of the Safe Start reopening plan. The limitations were in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and protect the health of transfer station employees and customers.

View a list of transfer stations and hours.

Saturday, June 6:
Garbage and recycling only

Sunday, June 7:
Garbage will not be accepted during the yard waste collection times. Recycling centers remain open. 

  • Hidden Valley, 17925 Meridian E., Puyallup,
    Yard waste accepted: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Garbage accepted: 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Purdy, 14515 54th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor,
    Yard waste accepted: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Garbage accepted: 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Prairie Ridge, 11710 Prairie Ridge Dr. E., Bonney Lake
    Yard waste accepted: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Garbage accepted: 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Updated: June 5, 2020
Cash payments temporarily halted at transfer stations in Pierce County
To further protect employees and the public, transfer stations in Pierce County (outside of Tacoma) will no longer accept cash beginning Wednesday, April 8 until further notice. Major credit cards, including American Express, are accepted at all facilities.

Updated: April 7, 2020
Composting Resources
Learn about how you can compost your yard waste at home.

A consolidated version of this season's composting classes will be offered online in Zoom.

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Recycling Program
We've made a few changes to our recycling program.

Learn what's changed and why.

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Use the free medicine take back program to properly dispose of your unused and expired medications.

Find locations and learn more.

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Help prevent wasted food by planning your meals ahead of time.

Request a free meal planner to get started.

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Phone: (253) 798-2179
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Closed all major holidays
Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322