Transfer Stations

Pierce County residents can take garbage, recycling, and yard waste to six transfer stations and drop boxes throughout the county. Commercial customers may only use the Hidden Valley Transfer Station, Purdy Transfer Station, and Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center.

All transfer stations and drop boxes offer

  • residential garbage disposal
  • residential yard waste disposal
  • glass drop-off
  • mixed recycling (paper, cardboard, metal cans, and plastic bottles, tubs, and jugs)

Facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days

Find alternatives to the landfill

Before throwing things away, check our recycling menu see if there is somewhere to recycle, donate or dispose of your unwanted items. Many of the options are free or at a cost lower than disposal.

Anderson Island
Anderson Island Drop Box Station
9607 Steffensen Rd
(253) 847-7555
October 1 – March 31:
Sun: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mon: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
April 1 – September 30:
Sun: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Accepted:
Garbage - residential only*
Yard waste - residential only
Recycling
*5 cubic yards total maximum
Bonney Lake
Prairie Ridge Drop Box Station
11710 Prairie Ridge Dr E
(253) 847-7555
Website
 7 days a week: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Accepted:
Garbage - residential only*
Yard waste - residential only*
Recycling
E-waste

* 1 ton maximum

Gig Harbor
Purdy Transfer Station
14515 54th Ave NW
(253) 847-7555
Website
7 days a week: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Accepted:
Garbage
Yard waste
Recycling
E-waste
Motor oil
Key Peninsula
Key Center Drop Box Station
5900 Key Peninsula Hwy
(253) 847-7555
Website
Wed – Sun: 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Accepted:
Garbage - residential only *
Yard waste - residential only
Recycling 
*5 cubic yards total maximum
Puyallup
Hidden Valley Transfer Station
17925 Meridian Ave E
(253) 847-7555
Website
 7 days a week: 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Accepted:
Garbage
Yard waste
Recycling
E-waste
Motor oil
Household Hazardous Waste
Tue and Thu
8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tacoma
Recovery & Transfer Center
3510 S Mullen St
(253) 502-2100
Website
7 days a week: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Accepted:
Garbage*
Yard waste*
Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste
Fri - Mon
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

rates differ for non-City of Tacoma residents

Legend:


transfer= Transfer stations glass= Glass drop-off sites tacoma= Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center (not part of Pierce County's system)
Disposal Rates and Payment
  • Rates are effective March 1, 2022.
  • Washington State's 3.6% refuse tax will be added to the rates listed.
  • Some items, like appliances, may cost more for disposal. For prices, visit LRI's website or call (253) 847-7555.
  • These rates do not apply at the Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center (not part of Pierce County's system).
  • Any load containing noxious weeds & invasive species such as blackberries or ivy will have an additional fee.
  • Credit/debit preferred to cash payment. Checks are not accepted.

Garbage Rates: Hidden Valley, Prairie Ridge and Purdy - no commercial loads at Prairie Ridge

  • $33.29 minimum charge (plus state refuse tax) for 400 pounds or less
  • $166.45 per ton (plus state refuse tax) for more than 400 pounds

Garbage Rates: Anderson Island and Key Center - no commercial loads

  • $33.29 minimum charge (plus state refuse tax) for 1 cubic yard or less
  • $33.29 per cubic yard (plus state refuse tax) for more than 1 cubic yard
  • 5 cubic yards max

Yard Waste Rates

  • No cost for loads under 1 ton for all Pierce County residents and businesses
  • $100 per ton (plus state refuse tax) for loads over 1 ton
  • Rates differ at Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center
  • 1 ton max at Prairie Ridge
  • Size limits vary by facility - visit LRI's website or call 253-847-7555 for details