Visiting County Facitities
County Parks and Trails: Thurston County parks and trails are open. Unless you are recreating alone, masks are required for everyone ages six and up. Park visitors are encouraged to practice physical distancing and take everything they bring to the park with them when they leave, including garbage.
Waste and Recovery Center (WARC): The WARC in Lacey is open for normal operations. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m.– 4:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m.– 4:45 p.m. Check with your waste disposal company for curbside garbage and recycling collection schedule.
Rainier and Rochester Drop Box Facilities: Rural Thurston County residents may find the Rainier and Rochester drop boxes more convenient for garbage disosal.
- Rainier Drop Box: 13010 Rainier Acres Road SE, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Rochester Drop Box: 16500 Sargent Road, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
County Government Buildings: All county government buildings are open to the public. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings. The availability of remote services vary by office and department.