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Self-Service Recycling & Disposal

The following transfer stations offer self-service waste disposal and recycling.

Bellingham (F & Roeder Facility) Recycling Center & Transfer Station

Check in at office for instructions and to pay.
1001 Roeder Avenue (Corner of F & Roeder Streets) - Bellingham
(360) 734-3490
Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM

Transfer Station

Solid Waste (general household trash) - Fee charged. Please bring your load in and we will give you a friendly, free estimate to dispose of your load.

SSC does not accept any kind of hazardous, toxic, radioactive or dangerous waste(s), ammunition, explosives, dead animals, CFL/fluorescent lights, old gasoline, solvents, antifreeze, asbestos, pesticides, oil-based paints or hot ashes. For more information about disposal of hazardous or household hazardous wastes, click here.

Recycling Center

See list below - Fee charged (unless otherwise noted). Please bring your load in and we will give you a friendly, free estimate to recycle your load.

For instructions on how to prepare materials for recycling, please click here.

  • Aluminum Cans & Foil (clean)
  • Appliances
    • All non-compressor appliances. To recycle appliances with compressors (refrigerator, freezer, AC, etc.) please contact Northwest Recycling (NWR) or call (360) 733-0100.
  • Batteries:
    • Vehicle Batteries (Lead Acid) - Car, truck, motorcycle and boat batteries. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Leave battery caps on. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries - Used in security, emergency, backup, mobile medical devices, etc. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • NOTE: Rechargeable Batteries - Ni-Cad, NiMh, Lithium and those used for cell phones, cameras, hearing aids, rechargeable tools, etc. Please contact Disposal of Toxics for recycling or disposal options.
    • NOTE: Household Batteries - AAlkaline and carbon-zinc batteries no longer contain hazardous materials and can be recycled at any of the businesses listed below or disposed of with your regular household garbage.
      • Community Food Coop – Cordata
        315 Westerly Road ~ Bellingham
      • Community Food Coop - Downtown
        1220 North Forest Street ~ Bellingham
      • Bellingham Public Market
        1530 Cornwall Ave. ~ Bellingham
      • Ace Hardware – Ferndale
        5715 Fourth Avenue ~ Ferndale
      • Ace Hardware – Lynden
        1736 Front Street ~ Lynden
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • CFL Lightbulbs (unbroken). No charge.
  • Electronics - for more information about recycling electronics click here.
  • Glass Bottles and Jars (all colors)
  • Lead (Foil, Fish Weights)
  • Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Scrap Paper
  • Plastic - All types and colors accepted. Material must be clean. NO StyrofoamTM or thin foam sheets! Recommendation: compact (in can or plastic sack) to save money.
    • Bottles and Containers (all numbers and colors)
    • Rigid Plastics
      • CD/DVD cases and other types of audio/visual plastic cases
        • To dispose of CDs/DVDs or other magnetic media, click here for info on our shredding services.
      • Plant pots and plant trays (brush clean and stack).
      • Hinged containers and "blister" packaging (plastic packaging used to package items like batteries, toys, toiletries, ink cartridges, etc.)
      • Play kid pools, snow sleds
      • Buckets (clean, any size). No metal handles. Recycle paper sleeves or inserts with scrap paper.
      • Corrugated plastic (Coro-plast, etc.) yard signs
    • Film Plastics including clean:
      • Bags (grocery, newspaper, produce, bakery, dry cleaner, garden, etc.)
      • Film/Wrap (magazine/mail, bubblewrap, poly sheeting/visqueen, painter's drop sheets, pallet wrap, etc.)
      • Tarps - please cut out metal grommets
      • Commercial/Construction - (insulation bags, lumber wrap w/o paper backing, "Super Sacks", silage bags, etc.)
      • No mud, straw, rocks, plastic banding, or twine.
      • NOTE: Commercial customers with large quantities should contact SSC or call (360)734-3490 for routed collection options.
  • Porcelain
    • Toilets, Sinks, Dishware, Tile
    • Clean with all metal, plastic and wood parts removed.
    How does porcelain get recycled?
  • Scrap Metal
    • Steel, copper, aluminum, brass, tin, bi-metal
    • Aerosol Cans - Non-hazardous, aerosol cans ONLY. Aerosol cans must be EMPTY - no pressure or contents left in can. Leave cap on (if you have it). Hazardous product aerosol cans or cans that are not empty must be taken to Disposal of Toxics for safe disposal. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or visit www.co.whatcom.wa.us/publicworks/solidwaste/construction/toxics.jsp.
    • Propane Tanks - SSC accepts propane tanks (BBQ-size) for recycling as scrap metal at our Drop-Off Recycling Center / Transfer Stations only. Tanks must be empty and valve removed. Propane tanks are not accepted as garbage or accepted through our curbside programs. NOTE: Propane canisters used for backpacking stoves, camp stoves, lanterns and propane torches should be taken to Disposal of Toxics (DoT) for proper handling. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or click here.
    • Cords or wiring (coil)
    • License Plates - Remove or invalidate the month and year tabs then bend the plates so they can’t be used on another vehicle. Recycle old license plates, except those listed below, with Scrap Metal.

      We cannot accept the following plates. Please return to a vehicle licensing office. For more info click here.

      • Commercial vehicle plates (gross weight over 12,000 pounds)
      • Personalized plates
      • Baseball stadium plates
      • Horseless carriage plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Pearl Harbor survivor plates
      • Gold Star parent plates
  • Yard Debris (Grass Clippings, Garden Trimmings, Leaves, Brush/Branches (max. 7” diameter))

    NO: Food Scraps, Food-soiled papers, Sod, Rocks, or Trash. Fee charged. Please bring your load in and we will give you a friendly, free estimate to recycle your load.

    For more information about our FoodPlus! Recycling curbside collection service click here.

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Confidential Data Shredding

Data is accepted for secure shredding during normal facility hours. Contact us at (360) 734-3490 or ssc@ssc-inc.com for rates and instructions.

Electronics Recycling

E-waste is accepted during normal facility hours. Contact us at (360) 734-3490 or ssc@ssc-inc.com for rates and instructions.

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) ONLY are accepted for recycling at no charge during normal facility hours. Contact us or call 360-734-3490 for details.

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Recycle Your Cycle - Used Bicycle Recycling Project

SSC now accepts used bicycles through its Recycle your Cycle program at no charge. Collected bikes are donated to The Hub Community Bike Shop.

To donate your used bicycle, visit SSC's Bellingham Recycling Center & Transfer Station at 1001 Roeder Avenue (F&Roeder) for drop-off. Hours are Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM. Closed most major holidays. Check in at office for instructions. Donated bikes must be able to be repaired and ridden - at a minimum. Bikes beyond repair can be recycled as scrap metal.

SSC is a "bike-friendly" business, active Whatcom SmartTrips employer and long time supporter of Bike to Work and School Day. Our employees log over 30,000 SmartTrips miles per year - many of them by bike! SSC is also a proud sponsor of WWU's Cycling Team. For questions or more info, visit our FAQ section or contact us at ssc@ssc-inc.com or (360) 734-3490.

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Recycle Your Cycle

Cedarville Recycling Center & Transfer Station

Cedarville Road, 1/4 mile off Mt. Baker Highway - Everson
Follow Mt. Baker Highway to Cedarville Road near Nugent's Corner in Everson.
Go north on Cedarville Road approximately 1/4 mile to Transfer Station.
(360) 734-3490
Saturdays Only 9AM - 5PM

Transfer Station

Solid Waste (general household trash) - Fee charged. Please bring your load in and we will give you a friendly, free estimate to dispose of your load.

SSC does not accept any kind of hazardous, toxic, radioactive or dangerous waste(s), ammunition, explosives, dead animals, CFL/fluorescent lights, old gasoline, solvents, antifreeze, asbestos, pesticides, oil-based paints or hot ashes. For more information about disposal of hazardous or household hazardous wastes, click here.

Recycling Center

See list below - Fee charged (unless otherwise noted). For instructions on how to prepare materials for recycling, please click here.

  • Aluminum Cans & Foil (clean)
  • Antifreeze - No Charge
  • Appliances
    • All non-compressor appliances. To recycle appliances with compressors (refrigerator, freezer, AC, etc.) please contact Northwest Recycling (NWR) or call (360) 733-0100.
  • Batteries:
    • Vehicle Batteries (Lead Acid) - Car, truck, motorcycle and boat batteries. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Leave battery caps on. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries - Used in security, emergency, backup, mobile medical devices, etc. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • NOTE: Rechargeable Batteries - Ni-Cad, NiMh, Lithium and those used for cell phones, cameras, hearing aids, rechargeable tools, etc. Please contact Disposal of Toxics for recycling or disposal options.
    • NOTE: Household Batteries - AAlkaline and carbon-zinc batteries no longer contain hazardous materials and can be recycled at any of the businesses listed below or disposed of with your regular household garbage.
      • Community Food Coop – Cordata
        315 Westerly Road ~ Bellingham
      • Community Food Coop - Downtown
        1220 North Forest Street ~ Bellingham
      • Bellingham Public Market
        1530 Cornwall Ave. ~ Bellingham
      • Ace Hardware – Ferndale
        5715 Fourth Avenue ~ Ferndale
      • Ace Hardware – Lynden
        1736 Front Street ~ Lynden
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars (all colors)
  • Lead (Foil, Fish Weights)
  • Motor Oil (up to 5 gal) - No Charge
  • Oil Filters – drained. To prepare for recycling: punch hole(s) in sealed end (hammer and nail work fine). Drain upside down into a collection pan for 24 hours. For info on how to prepare motor oil for recycling, click here.
  • Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Scrap Paper
  • Plastc - Material must be clean. NO StyrofoamTM or thin foam sheets! Recommendation: compact (in can or plastic sack) to save money.
    • Bottles and Containers (all numbers and colors)
  • Scrap Metal
    • Steel, copper, aluminum, brass, tin, bi-metal
    • Aerosol Cans - Non-hazardous, aerosol cans ONLY. Aerosol cans must be EMPTY - no pressure or contents left in can. Leave cap on (if you have it). Hazardous product aerosol cans or cans that are not empty must be taken to Disposal of Toxics for safe disposal. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or visit www.co.whatcom.wa.us/publicworks/solidwaste/construction/toxics.jsp.
    • Propane Tanks - SSC accepts propane tanks (BBQ-size) for recycling as scrap metal at our Drop-Off Recycling Center / Transfer Stations only. Tanks must be empty and valve removed. Propane tanks are not accepted as garbage or accepted through our curbside programs. NOTE: Propane canisters used for backpacking stoves, camp stoves, lanterns and propane torches should be taken to Disposal of Toxics (DoT) for proper handling. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or click here.
    • Cords or wiring (coil)
    • License Plates - Remove or invalidate the month and year tabs then bend the plates so they can’t be used on another vehicle. Recycle old license plates, except those listed below, with Scrap Metal.

      We cannot accept the following plates. Please return to a vehicle licensing office. For more info click here.

      • Commercial vehicle plates (gross weight over 12,000 pounds)
      • Personalized plates
      • Baseball stadium plates
      • Horseless carriage plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Pearl Harbor survivor plates
      • Gold Star parent plates

Yard Debris, Food Scraps, Food-soiled or Compostable Papers? For more information about our FoodPlus! curbside collection service, click here.

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Birch Bay Recycling Center & Transfer Station

4297 Birch Bay-Lynden Road - Birch Bay
From I-5 take the Birch Bay-Lynden Road exit.
Head West to transfer station.
(360) 734-3490
Sundays Only 9AM - 5PM

Transfer Station

Solid Waste (general household trash) - Fee charged. Please bring your load in and we will give you a friendly, free estimate to dispose of your load.

SSC does not accept any kind of hazardous, toxic, radioactive or dangerous waste(s), ammunition, explosives, dead animals, CFL/fluorescent lights, old gasoline, solvents, antifreeze, asbestos, pesticides, oil-based paints or hot ashes. For more information about disposal of hazardous or household hazardous wastes, click here.

Recycling Center

See list below - Fee charged (unless otherwise noted). For instructions on how to prepare materials for recycling, please click here.

  • Aluminum Cans & Foil (clean)
  • Antifreeze - No Charge
  • Appliances
    • All non-compressor appliances. To recycle appliances with compressors (refrigerator, freezer, AC, etc.) please contact Northwest Recycling (NWR) or call (360) 733-0100.
  • Batteries:
    • Vehicle Batteries (Lead Acid) - Car, truck, motorcycle and boat batteries. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Leave battery caps on. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries - Used in security, emergency, backup, mobile medical devices, etc. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • NOTE: Rechargeable Batteries - Ni-Cad, NiMh, Lithium and those used for cell phones, cameras, hearing aids, rechargeable tools, etc. Please contact Disposal of Toxics for recycling or disposal options.
    • NOTE: Household Batteries - AAlkaline and carbon-zinc batteries no longer contain hazardous materials and can be recycled at any of the businesses listed below or disposed of with your regular household garbage.
      • Community Food Coop – Cordata
        315 Westerly Road ~ Bellingham
      • Community Food Coop - Downtown
        1220 North Forest Street ~ Bellingham
      • Bellingham Public Market
        1530 Cornwall Ave. ~ Bellingham
      • Ace Hardware – Ferndale
        5715 Fourth Avenue ~ Ferndale
      • Ace Hardware – Lynden
        1736 Front Street ~ Lynden
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars (all colors)
  • Lead (Foil, Fish Weights)
  • Motor Oil (up to 5 gal) - No Charge
  • Oil Filters – drained. To prepare for recycling: punch hole(s) in sealed end (hammer and nail work fine). Drain upside down into a collection pan for 24 hours. For info on how to prepare motor oil for recycling, click here.
  • Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Scrap Paper
  • Plastc - Material must be clean. NO StyrofoamTM or thin foam sheets! Recommendation: compact (in can or plastic sack) to save money.
    • Bottles and Containers (all numbers and colors)
  • Scrap Metal
    • Steel, copper, aluminum, brass, tin, bi-metal
    • Aerosol Cans - Non-hazardous, aerosol cans ONLY. Aerosol cans must be EMPTY - no pressure or contents left in can. Leave cap on (if you have it). Hazardous product aerosol cans or cans that are not empty must be taken to Disposal of Toxics for safe disposal. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or visit www.co.whatcom.wa.us/publicworks/solidwaste/construction/toxics.jsp.
    • Propane Tanks - SSC accepts propane tanks (BBQ-size) for recycling as scrap metal at our Drop-Off Recycling Center / Transfer Stations only. Tanks must be empty and valve removed. Propane tanks are not accepted as garbage or accepted through our curbside programs. NOTE: Propane canisters used for backpacking stoves, camp stoves, lanterns and propane torches should be taken to Disposal of Toxics (DoT) for proper handling. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or click here.
    • Cords or wiring (coil)
    • License Plates - Remove or invalidate the month and year tabs then bend the plates so they can’t be used on another vehicle. Recycle old license plates, except those listed below, with Scrap Metal.

      We cannot accept the following plates. Please return to a vehicle licensing office. For more info click here.

      • Commercial vehicle plates (gross weight over 12,000 pounds)
      • Personalized plates
      • Baseball stadium plates
      • Horseless carriage plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Pearl Harbor survivor plates
      • Gold Star parent plates

Yard Debris, Food Scraps, Food-soiled or Compostable Papers? For more information about our FoodPlus! curbside collection service, click here.

 
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