Transfer Stations (Dumps/Landfills)

Transfer Station Updates

  • 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 normally open 7 days a week, all other days, from 8:00 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Tell us what you think! Customer feedback matters to us here at SPU. Be sure to fill out the station feedback form as you exit our stations using the QR code at checkout. Thanks!

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.


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

Newsletter Updates


Sign up for the latest updates from Public Utilities

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.