Garbage & Recycling

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In Whatcom County, garbage and recycling services are provided by private companies. We coordinate and oversee these services. You can find information about how to dispose of or recycle different types of waste, and find out which waste disposal companies serve your area.

Whatcom County's garbage and recycling system is privatized. Three separate companies provide garbage hauling services: Sanitary Service Company, Nooksack Valley Disposal, and Cando Recycling and Disposal.


There are no open landfills in Whatcom County, but you can haul garbage and recycling yourself to one of seven transfer station or drop-box locations: 

Birch Bay Recycling (Operated by SSC)
 4297 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Blaine
 Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Phone: 360-734-3490
Cando Recycling & Disposal
 2005 Johnson Road, Point Roberts
 Fall / Winter hours: 
 Thursdays and Sundays: Noon - 4 p.m.
 Summer hours (July 1 - Labor Day)
 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: Noon.- 4 p.m. 
 Phone: 360-945-2636 

Cedarville Recycling (Operated by SSC)
 Cedarville Road, Everson (1/4 mile off Mt. Baker Highway)
 Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Phone: 360-734-3490
Nooksack Valley Disposal
 250 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Blaine
 Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 Saturday: 9 a.m. - Noon
 Phone: 360-354-3400
Recycling & Disposal Services
 4916 LaBounty Place, Ferndale
 Sunday – Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 Phone: 360-384-8011
Republic Services
 1524 Slater Road, Ferndale
 Sunday – Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Phone: 360-384-1057

Sanitary Service Company
 1001 Roeder Avenue, Bellingham
 Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Phone: 360-734-3490