Waste Management Operators

The Town of Friday Harbor announced that it has re-established its source for processing of commingled recyclable materials and, as a result, the Town curbside program will NOT be discontinued on November 22, 2017.  Lautenbach Industries (operator of the San Juan Transfer Station) and the Town have concluded negotiations with Recology of Seattle, Washington and will maintain their existing relationship.

In addition to curbside collection by the Town, the San Juan Transfer Station will accept commingled recyclables from its drop-off customers at the solid waste facility.  For more information, visit www.sanjuantransferstation.net or call 360-378-8449.


China’s anticipated import ban of many recyclables including plastics, mixed paper, and metal is impacting recycling outlets throughout North America, including San Juan Island. Due to these global recycling changes, Lautenbach Industries, the contractor managing the San Juan Transfer Station for San Juan County, will no longer accept commingled (mixed) recyclables at the transfer station. An update on what recyclables are accepted by the San Juan Transfer Station, our certificated hauler (curbside) San Juan Sanitation, and the other County solid waste facilities is provided below.
  • San Juan Island Transfer Station.  Clean source-separated recyclables are accepted including aluminum cans, tin cans, mixed paper, clean cardboard, metal, and wood. Visit www.sanjuantrasferstation.net or call 360-378-8449 for updates.
  • San Juan Sanitation (Curbside Collection)No change, clean commingled recyclables are collected curbside along with garbage. Visit www.sanjuansani.com or call 360-376-4709 for updates.
  • Orcas Island Transfer StationNo change, clean commingled recyclables are accepted along with garbage. Visit www.exchangeorcas.org or call 360-376-4089 for updates.
  • Lopez Island Solid WasteNo change, clean source-separated recyclables are accepted along with garbage and reusables. Visit www.lopezsolidwaste.org or call 360-468-2555 for updates.
"Don't be a Spoiler", Clean Your Recyclables!

For more information, please contact Mark Herrenkohl, Solid Waste Program Administrator: 360-370-0534; markh@sanjuanco.com
  • Orcas Island - Orcas Recycling Service
  • Lopez Island - Lopez Solid Waste Facility

    Town of Friday Harbor collects both garbage and recycling at residences in the Town Limits.

    San Juan Sanitation - Call 360-376-4709

     2018 Household Hazardous Waste Round UP
    (Please follow the links to the facility for details on hours, what is accepted, and how to deliver solid waste and recyclable materials.
    San Juan Island - Businesses Only - Friday, June 15, 2018, 1-3 pm.
    San Juan Transfer Station, 212 Sutton Road
    San Juan Island – Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10 am - 2 pm.
    San Juan Transfer Station, 212 Sutton Road
    Orcas Island  – Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10 am - 2 pm.
    Orcas Recycling Services, 3398 Orcas Road
    Lopez Island  – Sunday, June 24, 2018, 11 am - 2 pm.
    Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District, 2419 Fisherman Bay Road