Skagit County Transfer Station Closure

Skagit County Transfer Station Closure Notice Update

If any ferry users are planning to head to the Skagit County Transfer Station this weekend, be advised they will be closed to garbage self-haulers until Monday.

Update: Effective immediately, the Skagit County Transfer & Recycling Station at 14104 Ovenell Road, Mount Vernon, WA, is closed to all self-haulers of garbage with a probable reopening of Monday, August 15, 2022. This will allow the transfer station to use their remaining capacity to service the commercial haulers which include Waste Management, City of Mount Vernon, City of Sedro-Woolley, and the City of Anacortes.

“We regret to close to self-haulers, but it is important that we service our commercial haulers so they can continue to provide service throughout Skagit County,” says Margo Gillaspy, Solid Waste Division Manager.

The transfer station is still open to recycling, appliances, household hazardous waste drop-off. Normal hours of operation for garbage, recycling, appliances drop-off: Monday through Sunday, 8:30 AM – 6 PM. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at the Skagit County Transfer & Recycling Station is open Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM.

Sauk Transfer Site and the Clear Lake Compactor Site remain open for normal operations this weekend, August 13 and 14. Both of these sites accept household garbage; they do not accept demolition debris. Contact Sauk and Clear Lake sites for more information:
• Sauk Transfer Site (360) 853-8810
• Clear Lake Compactor Site (360) 856-5083

Self-haulers to the Transfer & Recycling Station should call 360-416-1570 for a message on status of operations prior to heading out. The Skagit County website and County social media will also be updated to reflect current status.

Previous message: The Skagit County Transfer & Recycling Station at 14104 Ovenell Road will close to garbage drop-off by self-haulers on Friday, August 12, with plans to reopen to self-haulers on Monday, August 15, 2022. Skagit County anticipates the transfer station will remain open through the end of the day on Thursday; it may need to close earlier if it reaches capacity.


County Commissioners: Lisa Janicki, Peter Browning, Ron Wesen
1800 Continental Place, Suite 100
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Source: Skagit County Email 08.11.2022 1:22 PM