Recycling & Waste Prevention

Recycling Right Matters - Do the "Core Four"

It's important to put only empty, clean, and dry items in the recycling bin. Why does it matter? Dirty, wet, or incorrect items won't get recycled; they can contaminate the other items and make a whole load unrecyclable. Recycling helps reduce pollution, conserves resources, and supports local jobs and businesses. Help keep our recycling services viable-only recycle what is on the local list!

These basic material types are currently accepted in blue recycling bins and Regional or Blue Mountain Transfer Stations.

Plastic Bottle & Jugs

Plastic Bottles and Jugs

Metal Cans

Metal Cans

Mixed Paper (Mail, Paperboard Boxes, Newspapers)

Mixed Paper

Corrugated Cardboard (Wavy Liner)

Corrugated Cardboard

Glass bottles must not be put in curbside recycling bins. Take clear, brown, and green glass bottles and containers to special collection boxes at the following locations.

Empty, Clean & Dry

Empty out liquids, scrape and rinse out food residue, make sure paper and cardboard are dry and keep your recycling bin closed to shut out rain.

No Plastic Bags

Don't bag your recycling - keep it loose. Plastic bags of any type should not go into the curbside or transfer station recycling bins. Find your nearest bag dropoff location at

When in Doubt, Find Out or Throw It Out

Not everything can be recycled; even items with the recycling arrows may not be recyclable in our program or state. Call 360-417-2441 or view the Recyclopedia (PDF) for questions on specific items.

Other Recycling & Waste Prevention Information

Transfer Station & Hauler Information

Maps and other information on where trash and recycling are collected in Clallam County.

Hazardous Waste, Oil & Antifreeze

Waste items that can cause harm to humans, pets, and the environment should be disposed of safely.

Composting & Food Waste

Yard debris and food waste make up the bulk of what we toss. Find out how to prevent, recover or compost organic materials for better waste management.

Education & Events

Workshops, fact sheets, and events on waste prevention, recycling right, composting, and more.

Waste Prevention for Residents & Businesses

Waste audits, signage, technical assistance, and more are available to help you or your organization meet your waste prevention goals.