Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

North Transfer Station

  • reclaimed RECLAIMED
  • woodlawn landscape Woodlawn Open Space
  • woodlawn landscape Woodlawn Open Space
  • woodlawn landscape Woodlawn Open Space
  • Scale houses Scale houses
  • north transfer station public art Artwork “RECLAIMED” by artist Jean Shin
  • recycle and reuse building Recycle & Reuse Building
  • carr place open space Carr Place Open Space
  • new transfer station entrance New Transfer Station Entrance.
  • construction of north transfer station Construction of North Transfer Station – April 2016
  • north transfer station concept art Concept art for the new North Transfer Station.

What & Why

What’s happening now?

Join us for a community celebration

The North Transfer Station is now open. For more information and station hours, please visit the station website.

Project goals and benefits

At the new facility, customers will find the following amenities that will improve upon current services.

  • Better customer safety
    The new facility will have flat floors for unloading and sorting. Without an open pit, customers are safer and less at risk of slips and falls.
  • More capacity and efficiency
    The new facility will have dedicated space to process more recycling. Residential and commercial haulers will use separate entrances to improve traffic flow and customer safety.
  • Less odor and noise
    The new facility will include more covered and enclosed spaces, a better ventilation system, automated rolling access doors, and entrance and exits designed to minimize noise in the neighborhood. These improvements will reduce the odor and noise coming from the new facility.
  • Space to create community
    East of the new facility, we created an open space (pdf) that will include a play area for children, a sports court, an open play field, walkways, static exercise stations, and art installations.
  • Public art
    The new station includes new public art (made out of recycled materials, of course!). See Jean Shin’s artist statement (pdf) and a preview of the planned art (pdf).


Transfer Station information line:
(206) 684-8400