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**The Clean Green Facility will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Normal hours will resume on Sunday, July 5th.**


Recycling services in Bellingham are provided by Sanitary Service Company (360-734-3490) under contract to the City. The charge for service is set by City ordinance.

Clean Green Yard Waste

The Bellingham Clean Green Transfer Station accepts residential yard waste from Whatcom County residents. The site is operated by the Bellingham Public Works Department as one of Whatcom County's waste management programs.

The dumping fee is $10 per load, effective April 5, 2014. A load is defined as a pick-up truck, garbage bag, trailer or bundle. A pick-up truck with a trailer will be charged as two loads.

In order to reduce delays, please have your payment ready as you approach the payment drop box. Please have exact change ready. The attendant will not make change.

The Clean Green Transfer Station is located on Woburn Street near the corner of Lakeway and Woburn Streets in Bellingham. Look for the large sign next to the entrance on Woburn Street. (MapQuest® map)

The transfer station is open 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. We are closed in November, December, January, February, and March. The first day for the 2015 season is Saturday, April 4.

The transfer station accepts the following materials only:

The transfer station does NOT accept the following materials:

Loads from hauling services and commercial establishments can not be accepted.

All of the materials brought to the site are used to make compost. All of the material brought to the station must be free of contamination and prohibited materials.

For further information, please call the Bellingham Public Works Department.

M 8/3/2015

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