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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.


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.


Transfer Stations and Drop Boxes

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

Anderson Island
Anderson Island Drop-box Station
9607 Steffensen Rd.
(253) 847-7555
October 1–March 31:
Sunday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Monday: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
April 1–September 30:
Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday: 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
Prairie Ridge Transfer Station
 
7 days a week

9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Accepted:
Garbage - residential only*
Yard waste - residential only*
Recycling
E-waste
*1 ton total maximum



Gig Harbor
Purdy Transfer Station
14515 54th Ave. NW
(253) 847-7555
Purdy Transfer Station
 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
Key Center Transfer Station
Wednesday–Sunday
9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Accepted:
Garbage*
Yard waste - residential only
Recycling 
*5 cubic yards total maximum
Puyallup
Hidden Valley Transfer Station
17925 Meridian E.
(253) 847-7555
Hidden Valley Transfer Station
 7 days a week
8 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
Accepted:
Garbage
Yard waste
Recycling
E-waste
Motor Oil
Household Hazardous Waste
Tues and Thurs
8 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Tacoma
Recovery & Transfer Center
3510 S. Mullen St.
(253) 502-2100
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.,

Legend:


transfer= Transfer stations glass= Glass Drop-off Sites tacoma= Tacoma (not part of Pierce County's system)
Disposal Rates and Payment
  • Rates are effective March 1, 2022.
  • State of Washington'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

Garbage at 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 at 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

  • Loads under 2,000 lbs and curbside yard waste FREE for all Pierce County residents and businesses
  • $100 per ton (2,000 lbs) plus state refuse tax for loads over 1 ton 

Branches must be smaller than four inches in diameter and less than four feet long.

1 ton max at Prairie Ridge