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Self-Service Recycling & Disposal

The following recycling centers offer self-service waste disposal and recycling.

Bellingham (F & Roeder Facility) Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center

Check in at office for instructions and to pay.
1001 Roeder Avenue (Corner of F & Roeder Streets) - Bellingham
(360) 734-3490
Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM. Closed 12-1PM and most major holidays.

Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center

Solid Waste (general household trash) - Fee charged. Please bring your load in and we will give you a friendly, free estimate to dispose of your load.

SSC does not accept any kind of hazardous, toxic, radioactive or dangerous waste(s), ammunition, explosives, dead animal, sold gasoline, CFL/fluorescent lights, asbestos, pesticides, liquid paint or chemical or hot ashes.

Information about disposal of hazardous or household hazardous wastes (HHW) is here (insert link to household hazard waste page. See notes below about this link not working) or contact Disposal of Toxics at (360) 380-4640.

Recycling Center

See list below - Fee charged (unless otherwise noted). Please bring your load in and we will give you a friendly, free estimate to recycle your load.

For instructions on how to prepare materials for recycling, please click here.

  • Aluminum Cans & Foil (clean)
  • Appliances
    • All non-compressor appliances. To recycle appliances with compressors (refrigerator, freezer, AC, etc.) please contact us at (360) 734-3490 or info@ssc-inc.com to schedule pickup through our You Call - We Haul junk hauling service.
  • Batteries:
    • Vehicle Batteries (Lead Acid) - Car, truck, motorcycle and boat batteries. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Leave battery caps on. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries - Used in security, emergency, backup, mobile medical devices, etc. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • NOTE: Rechargeable Batteries - Ni-Cad, NiMh, Lithium and those used for cell phones, cameras, hearing aids, rechargeable tools, etc. Please contact Disposal of Toxics for recycling or disposal options.
    • NOTE: Household Batteries - Alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries no longer contain hazardous materials and can be recycled. Inquire with your local grocer, electronic, or hardware store or dispose of with your regular household trash.
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars (all colors)
  • Lead (Foil, Fish Weights)
  • Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Scrap Paper
  • Plastic
    • Bottles and containers - All types and colors accepted. Material must be clean. NO StyrofoamTM or thin foam sheets! Recommendation: compact (in can or plastic sack) to save money. For complete list see the Bottles, Cans and Plastic Containers section of Preparing Your Recyclables.
    • Film (Wrap, Bags, etc.). Please visit this page for more information on types of film plastics accepted.
    • Commercial customers with large quantities of film plastics, contact us or call (360)734-3490 for routed collection options.
  • Scrap Metal
    • Steel, copper, aluminum, brass, tin, bi-metal
    • Aerosol Cans - Non-hazardous, aerosol cans ONLY. Aerosol cans must be EMPTY - no pressure or contents left in can. Leave cap on (if you have it). Hazardous product aerosol cans or cans that are not empty must be taken to Disposal of Toxics for safe disposal. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or visit https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3298/Hazardous-Waste.
    • Propane Tanks - SSC accepts propane tanks (BBQ-size) for recycling as scrap metal at our Drop-Off / Recycling Centers only. Tanks must be empty and valve removed. Propane tanks are not accepted as garbage or accepted through our curbside programs. NOTE: Propane canisters used for backpacking stoves, camp stoves, lanterns and propane torches should be taken to Disposal of Toxics (DoT) for proper handling. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or click here.
    • Holiday lights, extension cords and wire. Please coil/bundle and tie with string, rubber band or twist tie.
    • License Plates - Remove or invalidate the month and year tabs then bend the plates so they can't be used on another vehicle. Recycle old license plates, except those listed below, with Scrap Metal.

      We cannot accept the following plates. Please return to a vehicle licensing office. For more info click here.

      • Commercial vehicle plates (gross weight over 12,000 pounds)
      • Personalized plates
      • Baseball stadium plates
      • Horseless carriage plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Pearl Harbor survivor plates
      • Gold Star parent plates
  • Yard Debris (Grass Clippings, Garden Trimmings, Leaves, Brush/Branches (max. 7' diameter))

    NO: Food Scraps, Food-soiled papers, Sod, Rocks, or Trash. Fee charged. Please bring your load in and we will give you a friendly, free estimate to recycle your load.

    For more information about our FoodPlus! Recycling curbside collection service click here.

Confidential Paper Shredding

Paper products only are accepted for secure shredding during normal facility hours. Staples, paper clips, fasteners and spiral notebooks OK. Please remove ringed binders from paper loads intended for recycling. All paper data is shredded and recycled. Contact us at (360) 734-3490 or info@ssc-inc.com for rates and instructions.

Data Destruction

Hard Drives. Crushed and disposed. Fee charged.

Cedarville Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center

Cedarville Road, 1/4 mile off Mt. Baker Highway - Everson
Follow Mt. Baker Highway to Cedarville Road near Nugent's Corner in Everson.
Go north on Cedarville Road approximately 1/4 mile to Recycling Center.
(360) 734-3490
Saturdays Only 9AM - 5PM

Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center

Solid Waste (general household trash) - Fee charged. Please bring your load in and we will give you a friendly, free estimate to dispose of your load.

SSC does not accept any kind of hazardous, toxic, radioactive or dangerous waste(s), ammunition, explosives, dead animal, sold gasoline, CFL/fluorescent lights, asbestos, pesticides, liquid paint or chemical or hot ashes.

Information about disposal of hazardous or household hazardous wastes (HHW) is here (insert link to household hazard waste page. See notes below about this link not working) or contact Disposal of Toxics at (360) 380-4640.

Recycling Center

See list below - Fee charged (unless otherwise noted). For instructions on how to prepare materials for recycling, please click here.

  • Aluminum Cans & Foil (clean)
  • Antifreeze - No Charge
  • Appliances
    • All non-compressor appliances. To recycle appliances with compressors (refrigerator, freezer, AC, etc.) please contact us at (360) 734-3490 or info@ssc-inc.com to schedule pickup through our You Call - We Haul junk hauling service.
  • Batteries:
    • Vehicle Batteries (Lead Acid) - Car, truck, motorcycle and boat batteries. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Leave battery caps on. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries - Used in security, emergency, backup, mobile medical devices, etc. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • NOTE: Rechargeable Batteries - Ni-Cad, NiMh, Lithium and those used for cell phones, cameras, hearing aids, rechargeable tools, etc. Please contact Disposal of Toxics for recycling or disposal options.
    • NOTE: Household Batteries - Alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries no longer contain hazardous materials and can be recycled. Inquire with your local grocer, electronic, or hardware store or dispose of with your regular household trash.
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars (all colors)
  • Lead (Foil, Fish Weights)
  • Motor Oil (up to 5 gal) - No Charge
  • Oil Filters drained. To prepare for recycling: punch hole(s) in sealed end (hammer and nail work fine). Drain upside down into a collection pan for 24 hours. For info on how to prepare motor oil for recycling, click here.
  • Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Scrap Paper
  • Plastic bottles and containers
    • All types and colors accepted. Material must be clean. NO StyrofoamTM or thin foam sheets! Recommendation: compact (in can or plastic sack) to save money. For complete list see the Bottles, Cans and Plastic Containers section of Preparing Your Recyclables.
  • Scrap Metal
    • Steel, copper, aluminum, brass, tin, bi-metal
    • Aerosol Cans - Non-hazardous, aerosol cans ONLY. Aerosol cans must be EMPTY - no pressure or contents left in can. Leave cap on (if you have it). Hazardous product aerosol cans or cans that are not empty must be taken to Disposal of Toxics for safe disposal. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or visit Disposal of Toxics.
    • Propane Tanks - SSC accepts propane tanks (BBQ-size) for recycling as scrap metal at our Drop-Off / Recycling Centers only. Tanks must be empty and valve removed. Propane tanks are not accepted as garbage or accepted through our curbside programs. NOTE: Propane canisters used for backpacking stoves, camp stoves, lanterns and propane torches should be taken to Disposal of Toxics (DoT) for proper handling. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or click here.
    • Holiday lights, extension cords and wire. Please coil/bundle and tie with string, rubber band or twist tie.
    • License Plates - Remove or invalidate the month and year tabs then bend the plates so they can't be used on another vehicle. Recycle old license plates, except those listed below, with Scrap Metal.

      We cannot accept the following plates. Please return to a vehicle licensing office. For more info click here.

      • Commercial vehicle plates (gross weight over 12,000 pounds)
      • Personalized plates
      • Baseball stadium plates
      • Horseless carriage plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Pearl Harbor survivor plates
      • Gold Star parent plates

Yard Debris, Food Scraps, Food-soiled or Compostable Papers? For more information about our FoodPlus! curbside collection service, click here.

Birch Bay Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center

4297 Birch Bay-Lynden Road - Birch Bay
From I-5 take the Birch Bay-Lynden Road exit.
Head West to recycling center.
(360) 734-3490
Sundays Only 9AM - 5PM

Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center

Solid Waste (general household trash) - Fee charged. Please bring your load in and we will give you a friendly, free estimate to dispose of your load.

SSC does not accept any kind of hazardous, toxic, radioactive or dangerous waste(s), ammunition, explosives, dead animal, sold gasoline, CFL/fluorescent lights, asbestos, pesticides, liquid paint or chemical or hot ashes.

Information about disposal of hazardous or household hazardous wastes (HHW) is here (insert link to household hazard waste page. See notes below about this link not working) or contact Disposal of Toxics at (360) 380-4640.

Recycling Center

See list below - Fee charged (unless otherwise noted). For instructions on how to prepare materials for recycling, please click here.

  • Aluminum Cans & Foil (clean)
  • Antifreeze - No Charge
  • Appliances
    • All non-compressor appliances. To recycle appliances with compressors (refrigerator, freezer, AC, etc.) please contact us at (360) 734-3490 or info@ssc-inc.com to schedule pickup through our You Call - We Haul junk hauling service.
  • Batteries:
    • Vehicle Batteries (Lead Acid) - Car, truck, motorcycle and boat batteries. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Leave battery caps on. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries - Used in security, emergency, backup, mobile medical devices, etc. Store in a box. No cracked, leaking, household or rechargeable batteries accepted. Note: Battery should say "Pb" on it, which designates it as Lead Acid.
    • NOTE: Rechargeable Batteries - Ni-Cad, NiMh, Lithium and those used for cell phones, cameras, hearing aids, rechargeable tools, etc. Please contact Disposal of Toxics for recycling or disposal options.
    • NOTE: Household Batteries - Alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries no longer contain hazardous materials and can be recycled. Inquire with your local grocer, electronic, or hardware store or dispose of with your regular household trash.
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars (all colors)
  • Lead (Foil, Fish Weights)
  • Motor Oil (up to 5 gal) - No Charge
  • Oil Filters - drained. To prepare for recycling: punch hole(s) in sealed end (hammer and nail work fine). Drain upside down into a collection pan for 24 hours. For info on how to prepare motor oil for recycling, click here.
  • Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Scrap Paper
  • Plastic bottles and containers - All types and colors accepted. Material must be clean. NO StyrofoamTM or thin foam sheets! Recommendation: compact (in can or plastic sack) to save money. For complete list see the Bottles, Cans and Plastic Containers section of Preparing Your Recyclables.
  • Scrap Metal
    • Steel, copper, aluminum, brass, tin, bi-metal
    • Aerosol Cans - Non-hazardous, aerosol cans ONLY. Aerosol cans must be EMPTY - no pressure or contents left in can. Leave cap on (if you have it). Hazardous product aerosol cans or cans that are not empty must be taken to Disposal of Toxics for safe disposal. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or visit Disposal of Toxics.
    • Propane Tanks - SSC accepts propane tanks (BBQ-size) for recycling as scrap metal at our Drop-Off / Recycling Centers only. Tanks must be empty and valve removed. Propane tanks are not accepted as garbage or accepted through our curbside programs. NOTE: Propane canisters used for backpacking stoves, camp stoves, lanterns and propane torches should be taken to Disposal of Toxics (DoT) for proper handling. For more info call (360) 380-4640 or click here.
    • Holiday lights, extension cords and wire are recyclable as scrap metal.
      Please coil/bundle and tie with string, rubber band or twist tie and place
      next to recycling bins for pick-up.
    • License Plates - Remove or invalidate the month and year tabs then bend the plates so they can't be used on another vehicle. Recycle old license plates, except those listed below, with Scrap Metal.

      We cannot accept the following plates. Please return to a vehicle licensing office. For more info click here.

      • Commercial vehicle plates (gross weight over 12,000 pounds)
      • Personalized plates
      • Baseball stadium plates
      • Horseless carriage plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Amateur radio operator (HAM) plates
      • Pearl Harbor survivor plates
      • Gold Star parent plates

Yard Debris, Food Scraps, Food-soiled or Compostable Papers? For more information about our FoodPlus! curbside collection service, click here.

 
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