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North Transfer Station Open House Feb. 10

You’re invited! Please join us on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Seattle’s North Transfer Station Community Education Room and Reuse Donation Center.

Completed in Fall 2016, the North Transfer Station (NTS) combines many features—like solar panels, a sports court, and more—that take the facility beyond “a city dump.” Two of the newest additions to the modern facility are the Community Education Room and the Reuse Donation Center.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
  • Location: North Transfer Station, 1350 N 34th St, Seattle WA, 98103
  • Schedule:
    • 10:00-10:20 a.m.
      • Opening remarks from SPU General Manager/CEO Mami Hara, Solid Waste Deputy Director Ken Snipes, and others
    • 10:20 a.m. – Noon
      • Check out the Education Room and Donation Center, talk to solid waste experts and city staff
  • Note that there will be no designated parking available for the open house. Please plan to park on-street in the surrounding neighborhood. Great transportation options include walking, biking, carpooling, or taking transit.

The Community Education Room

The Community Education Room provides a great place for people of all ages and groups to gather. While children are playing with the model of the station, adults are learning the history of Seattle’s garbage and finding answers to common disposal questions like, “Bubble pack envelopes—Where does it go?”

The floor-to-ceiling windows in the Community Education Room overlook the tipping floor, showing first-hand how the piles of waste move through the station every day. Come gaze in awe at the 30-ton trucks dropping their 40-yard loads onto the tipping floor below!

Then, challenge yourself to match items for recycling, compost, and garbage carts in the waste sorting game. You’ll have to come see what happens when the items are correctly matched and the carts are unlocked…

More fun and interactive exhibits are waiting for you including a compactor model, maps, and flip panels!

The Reuse Donation Center

In partnership with Goodwill, the North Transfer Station now features a drop-off location for reusable household goods and electronics. Conveniently located in the separated Recycling and Reuse building, the center allows customers to drop-off reusable goods for free—without having to weigh in at the scale house first.

We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the latest additions to SPU’s North Transfer Station! Can’t make it to the open house? The Education Room during is open to the public during station hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), but please note that it is not staffed. Tours are not provided and the room is not available for private events. No food or beverages are allowed, but we encourage you to have a zero-waste picnic at play area outside of the facility. Learn more about the North Transfer Station here.