South 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 South Transfer station is located south of the First Avenue South Bridge and two blocks north of the old transfer station. Learn more about the station's amenities.

Station location

130 South Kenyon Street, Seattle, Washington 98108 (Find on Google Maps)

Southbound directions

From I-5 and West Marginal Way:

Southbound Directions to South Transfer Station

  1. Take the Corson/Michigan Street Exit 162 from Interstate 5.
  2. Turn right (west) on Michigan Street.
  3. Follow signs to SR-99/First Avenue South; drive south over the First Avenue South Bridge.
  4. Take the first exit (South Park/99) after the bridge.
  5. Stay right and follow the street as it curves under the bridge.
  6. Continue to stay right and go straight through intersection at S. Holden St.
  7. Take the next right exit (South Park/South Kenyon Street); follow Transfer Station signs.
  8. Enter through second gate on right.


Northbound directions

From State Route 509 northbound:

Northbound Directions to South Transfer Station

  1. Take SR-99 South/W. Marginal Way exit and merge into right lane.
  2. Turn right at light onto SR-99 South/W. Marginal Way.
  3. Take South Park/S Kenyon St.
  4. Turn right onto S Kenyon St.
  5. Enter through second gate on right.


What's accepted

Use our Where Does it Go? tool or flyer to see where to dispose of your materials.


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 South Household Hazardous waste facility is located at 8105 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, across the street from the South Transfer Station.

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