Welcome to the 1-800-RECYCLE Assistance Page!
What is the 1-800-RECYCLE database?
The Washington State Department of Ecology
maintains a database of recycling opportunities available in Washington State.
- History -
Since 1976, information from this database has been available by calling
1-800-RECYCLE (1-800-732-9253), the states toll-free recycling hotline.
- Contents -
The database contains information provided by the organizations that operate
recycling sites and services in Washington State.
- Updates -
Every six months to a year, Ecology staff contact those organizations to update
- Limitations -
The services provided at last report are subject to change (due to fluctuating
markets, political developments, or other causes). We therefore advise you to call a firm
or agency directly before transporting anything to a location.
How can you use the database?
- By telephone -
You can still dial 1-800-RECYCLE and talk to a real person, between 9 a.m. and
3 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays).
- On-line -
You can search Ecology's recycling database directly on the Internet and use it to locate sites
or services that recycle or safely dispose of household wastes. Click the
"1-800-RECYCLE (On-line)" logo at the top of this page to begin a search of the database. You
will need to select a customer type, a service type, and one or more counties. You can then
select a category of material you are interested in, plus one or more of the specific materials
listed under that category.
On-line Results -
You will find more details about a particular service on the list if you click "Select" to the
left of that service. If you still need more details, phone numbers will be found in the
listings. And you're always welcome to call 1-800-RECYCLE during business hours.
Who should use the database?
- Household recycling -
The database presented here lists services available to private households. In many cases,
these services would not be available to businesses.
- Residence requirements -
In cases where a service is funded by a local government agency, use of the
service might be limited to only those households located within that particular county or
city. This is particularly true of the household hazardous waste (HHW) sites listed in the
database. Not only will they turn business waste away, but in almost all cases they will
also turn away residents of other counties.
Ecology does not endorse any of the companies or guarantee the quality of the
service provided. This database is not necessarily complete, and there may be other
companies qualified to offer these services in addition to those listed.
1-800-RECYCLE Website Team
Michelle Payne, 1-800-RECYCLE database (email database corrections/updates here)
Craig Gilley, Web programming