Although we have no open landfills in Whatcom County we currently lease property to three separate transfer stations at Birch Bay, Cedarville, and Point Roberts. A fourth site on private property in Lynden is open to the public. Disposal of solid waste is carried out by private enterprise by three 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.
BIRCH BAY RECYCLING (operated by SSC)
4297 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd, 9-5 Sun, 734-3490
CEDARVILLE RECYCLING (operated by SSC)
Cedarville Road, (off Mt. Baker Highway), 9-5 Sat,
NOOKSACK VALLEY DISPOSAL
250 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd, 8-4 Mon-Fri; 9-noon Sat,
CANDO RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL
Off Johnson Road, Point Roberts, Fall/Winter hours: Noon - 4:00 p.m., Thursdays and Sundays
Summer hours (July 1 - Labor Day): Noon.- 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays 360-945-2636
RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL SERVICES
4916 LaBounty Place, 7:30-5:30 Daily, 384-8011
REGIONAL DISPOSAL CO.
1524 Slater Road, 8-5 Daily, 384-1057
SANITARY SERVICE COMPANY
1001 Roeder Avenue, 8-5 Mon-Fri 734-3490, 398-2025