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Postpone Transfer Station Trips

Transfer Stations are ONLY open for essential trips – urgent and perishable waste. DO NOT visit if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 (ie. fever, cough, difficulty breathing). If you do visit, maintain distancing while at the stations.

  • Bring only urgent and perishable waste  – Waste that will rot, cause odor, or attract pests (food, diapers) or that poses another public health risk.
  • Avoid the station if possible: schedule a special item pickup.

If you must visit the Transfer Stations for an essential reason, please be mindful to follow these recommendations:

  • Practice social/physical distancing by keeping at least 6 feet of space 
  • Stay in your vehicle while waiting at our scales   
  • Pay with a credit card

There has been an increase in self-haul customers, which makes sense, since many folks have started spring cleaning while staying home. Please keep this waste and extra items for donation at home. This will limit spreading COVID 19 to our community, our staff, and our staff’s families. Learn more about how to correctly set out extras on our recent blog post.

As an essential service, SPU’s Transfer Stations will remain open unless directed otherwise by authorities. However, we all need to work together and only go out for essential purposes.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout Seattle & King County. Find out more at King County Public Health.