Disposal of Solid Waste
Although we have no open landfills in Whatcom County we currently lease property to 3 separate transfer stations at Birch Bay, Cedarville, and Point Roberts. A 4th site on private property in Lynden is open to the public. Disposal of solid waste is carried out by private enterprise by 3 separate haulers through agreements with the county.
Closed Landfill Monitoring
Through contract, the closed Cedarville and Y Road landfills have ongoing programs for ground and surface water monitoring and gas monitoring. Cedarville has leachate collection removal and disposal. This is done to comply with state/federal/local guidelines for closed landfill sites and to ensure that proper procedures are carried out to minimize any potential county liability due to previous public waste disposal services being provided.
Disposal Drop-off Locations
The following drop-off locations in Whatcom County accept garbage for disposal. Call ahead for pricing and information.