Transfer Station Recycling Explained

The following is an outline of how to prepare your Transfer Station recycling. Some recyclable materials require preparation before they can be placed into our recycling bins. By following these instructions for each recyclable product below, you are insuring that your recyclable items are processed appropriately and safely. 

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Aluminium & Tin Can

  • Rinsed clean with paper labels removed
  • No Aerosol cans
  • No Aluminum Foil with food (please place this into the garbage bin)
  • No plastic bags of any sort. Please empty your materials into the bin and put the plastic bag that you used to transport you commodity into the garbage can beside the bin.

GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS

  • All color glass is accepted.
  • Lids/corks/tops removed.
  • Rinsed clean.
  • NO light bulbs, mirrors, dishware or window glass.
  • NO BROKEN GLASS for the safety of our personnel.
  • NOT in a 20-32 gallon garbage can for the safety of our personnel.
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Mixed Waste Paper

  • Newspaper.
  • Junk mail, Magazines catalogs, office paper and paper cartons. (cereal boxes etc which must be flattened)
  • No plastic coated paper, milk cartons or food packaging.
  • No food on paper.
  • No plastic bags of any sort. Please empty your materials into the bin and put the plastic bag that you used to transport you commodity into the garbage can beside the bin.

PLASTIC

  • Bottles of any color.
  • Milk jugs.
  • Any plastic containers used for food or other products
  • Must be rinsed of all residues.
  • All must be flattened and the lid reattached, to the greatest extent possible in order to save space.
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Corrugated Cardboard

  • Broken down and flattened (not stepped on).
  • No waxed cardboard.
  • Hours:
    Open Thursdays and Sundays from noon till 4:00
  • Transfer Station Solid Waste rates: $0.135 per pound plus applicable taxes (minimum charge $5.50)
  • Transfer Station Recycling rates: $0.05 per pound (minimum $3.00 charge)
  • Combined minimum charge is $8: 50 if you are bringing both garbage and recycling

Point Roberts Transfer Station Fee Schedule

None recyclable items are subject to 3.6% State Refuse Tax and 3.15%

Whatcom County Excise Tax

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