Transfer Stations (Dumps/Landfills)

COVID-19 Message

Customer safety during COVID-19

To reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, please observe the following guidelines when visiting one of the SPU transfer stations:

  • DO NOT visit if you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat or sore muscles.
  • In line with the City's and Governor's orders, please wear a face covering.
  • Be sure to have waste securely bagged.
  • Practice physical distancing by keeping at least 6 feet of space between yourself, our staff, and other customers.
  • Stay in your vehicle while waiting at our scales & pay with credit card to minimize contact.

Stations are open 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


North Station
1350 North 34th Street, Seattle 98103

South Station
130 South Kenyon Street, Seattle 98108


Accepted Materials and Payments

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.

You can pay with cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Make checks payable to "City of Seattle, Dept. of Finance" and have a valid ID. See rates.

Save yourself a trip. 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.

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.