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Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division of Public Works is responsible for waste prevention, economically efficient recycling and disposal systems, litter control, hazardous waste education and disposal opportunities, and the monitoring of the county's closed landfills. We also provide support for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.  This division achieves these goals through the administration of several Washington Department of Ecology (ECY) grants and contracts with other agencies. Funding for the Solid Waste Division is provided by the collection of excise tax on garbage hauled by certificated haulers, as well as by various Department of Ecology grants.

What Do I Do With It?

Click here to find out how to recycle anything in
Whatcom County!

taking out the trash



Whatcom County is starting the process of updating the Comprehensive Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan. Watch this space for information/updates on this project. Current Plan is at the bottom of this page.

Written comments may be sent to:

Whatcom County Solid Waste: 322 N. Commercial, Ste.110, Bellingham, WA 98225 or:


Point Roberts Issues and Answers

Recycling and Trash

Waste Reduction

Yard Waste

Hazardous Household Waste


More Information


Whatcom County Comprehensive Solid and Hazardous

Waste Management Plan 2008



Contact Us

Solid Waste Division, Whatcom County Public Works
322 N. Commercial Street,  Suite 210, Bellingham, WA 98225; (360) 676-7695