Transfer Stations (Dumps/Landfills)


North Station

1350 North 34th Street, Seattle 98103

South Station

130 South Kenyon Street, Seattle 98108

Accepted Materials

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.

NOT Accepted Materials

Items not accepted at the Transfer Stations include:

Household Chemicals
Radioactive and Hazardous Waste (and Containers)
Ammo, Firearms, Fireworks, Flares, Explosives, Weapons
Sealed Drums, Fuel/Propane or Oil Tanks, Compressed Gas Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers
Electronics, TVs or Monitors (CRTs)
Furnace parts, wood stoves, duct work
Asbestos, or material containing asbestos
Material over 8 ft long and over 200 lbs
Dead animals over 15 lbs (call animal control)

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.


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.

Public Utilities

Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.