North Transfer Station

New hours 1st Wednesday of each month

SPU’s North and South Transfer Stations will be opening at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month instead of 8 a.m., to allow for employee development.

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

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.
  • Face coverings are required.
  • 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.

The North Transfer station is located in the Wallingford neighborhood. The facility is designed to handle waste more efficiently and safely, providing more opportunities to recycle. Learn more about the station's amenities. For concerns about facility operations, you can contact the North Transfer Station directly at

We are working to improve odor issues at the North Transfer station.  If you are making an odor complaint via email or phone, please include the following information to help us improve our operations: 1) date and time of odor, 2) approximate street address where odor was noticed, and 3) a general description of the odor.

Station location

1350 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Find on Google Maps)

From Interstate 5 (either the northbound or southbound lanes):

  1. Take the 45th Street exit.
  2. Drive west on 45th Street to Stone Way North.
  3. Turn left at Stone Way North.
  4. Turn left at North 35th Street.
  5. Turn right at Wallingford Avenue North.
  6. Turn right at 34th Street.
  7. The entrance to the North Station is on the right.


What's accepted

Use our Where Does it Go? tool or flyer to see where to dispose of your materials. Additional items are accepted (no charge) at the Recycling and Reuse Building located at the North Transfer Station.


Plan your trip to avoid waiting

  • The busiest times are Monday mornings and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays generally have the least number of customer visits.
  • Commercial garbage collection trucks generally use the station from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Learn how to save yourself a trip.


How to pay

Fees can be paid using cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Make checks payable to "City of Seattle, Dept. of Finance" and have valid ID.


Hazardous household materials

The North Transfer station does not accept household hazardous waste. The North Household Hazardous waste facility is located at 12550 Stone Ave. N. (one block east of Aurora Ave. N.)

  • Hours: Sunday - Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
  • No appointment needed.
  • There is no fee for hazardous waste disposal.


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