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Garbage Dumping

Dispose of Hazardous Materials

Hazo House
360-867-2912
Open Daily
8 am to 5 pm
Gates Close at 4:45 pm Daily

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Solid Waste Complaints & Dumping

The solid waste program protects public health by promoting and enforcing

  • the proper disposal of residential waste and business wastes
  • permitting solid waste facilities
  • monitor and remedy of improper and illegal solid waste activities
  • reducing the risk of diseases carried by rodents and flies

This program carries out regulatory activities under the Rules and Regulations of the Thurston County Board of Health Governing Solid Waste Handling, known as Article V of the Thurston County Sanitary Code.

  • Solid Waste Defined
    • Solid waste is defined by Article V and the WA State Administrative Code (WAC 173-350) as:

      • "all rotting or decaying (putrescible) and non-rotting or non-decaying (nonputrescible) solid, semisolid, and liquid wastes, including, but not limited to, garbage, rubbish, yard debris, ashes, industrial wastes, contaminated soils, dredge spoils, swill, demolition and construction wastes, abandoned vehicles or parts thereof, wood waste, sludge, dangerous waste, moderate risk waste, recyclable materials, and discarded commodities."

  • Garbage & Illegal Dumping
      • Anyone found to be illegally dumping solid waste is in violation of the Thurston County Sanitary Code and can be fined and/or prosecuted. In addition, property owners are responsible for removing all solid waste generated and accumulated on their property and may also be fined and/or prosecuted if waste is not removed in a timely manner. To report a problem call us at 360-867-2664 or submit an online complaint form.

  • Asbestos Disposal
    • Asbestos may be found in a wide range of household and manufactured goods. To find out how to properly label and dispose of asbestos-containing materials, please call us at 360-867-2664 or visit the Thurston County Public Work's webpage. A permit may be required prior to the removal of asbestos. For details, please go to the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency website or call them at 360-539-7610.​

  • Recycling & Hazardous Wastes
      • ​Thurston County encourages recycling wastes when possible, as it reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources, prevents pollution, and is typically cheaper. In addition, some common wastes are considered hazardous and cannot be legally disposed of in the regular waste stream. If you are uncertain about what is hazardous or recyclable, check out our Hazardous Waste webpage. Public Work's waste stream database Where Do I Take My? ..., or call us with questions 360-867-2664.

​Contact Us

  • Solid Waste, Asbestos Removal, Soil Contamination - Disposal & Cleanup
        360-867-2664

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