Waste & Recycling
Recycling & Garbage Services
Recycling markets change rapidly and the rules may be different depending where you live. In the City our focus is "Do the Core Four": Metals, Plastics (limited), Mixed Paper, and Corrugated Cardboard. Please click on our flyer to the right for details.
Glass and plastic bags may be recycled if you self-haul to a drop box location - but they should not go into your recycling bin! For more resources on how to #RecycleRight and prevent waste, check out the City’s flyer and these webpages:
- Recycling & Waste Prevention | Clallam County, WA (clallamcountywa.gov)
- plasticfilmrecycling.org (for where to take plastic bags)
Collection services within the City are provided through a contract between City of Sequim and Murrey’s Olympic Disposal (a.k.a. Waste Connections). For information on getting curbside garbage or recycling bins and the collection schedule, please call 360-452-7278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.
Collection of garbage is required for all properties in Sequim city limits. The cost of recycling is included for residences; "Core Four" recyclables go into a separate bin provided upon request (except glass, see below for glass recycling drop off locations in Sequim). Commercial properties must pay separately for recycling service and request a bin. Mixed recycling is baled and then hauled by Waste Connections to Pioneer Recycle Center.
No glass should be placed in the blue recycling bins! There are two public drop boxes for glass, available to everyone: at the corner of S 2nd Ave and Hemlock (outside City Shop yard) and at Evergreen Collision at 703 E Washington St. Murrey's Olympic Disposal transports mixed glass to the Olympia area where it is added to concrete used in landscaping and other products.
You CAN put cardboard in your curbside recycling bin. However, for people without curbside pick up, there are no public drop boxes for cardboard within City; Blue Mountain Transfer Station is the nearest collection site, 1024 Blue Mountain Rd.
Olympic Disposal sells corrugated cardboard to the Port Townsend Paper Company where it is turned into new paper products.
Organics (Food & Yard Waste)
Food waste can be composted into a soil amendment right at home, an impactful way to reduce your waste footprint. Visit WSU Extension to learn more about home composting.
Yard waste can be collected curbside by the City’s solid waste hauler by subscription. Order by calling 360-452-7278.
PaintCare Recycling Program
PaintCare sites accept oil and latex house paint as well as primers, stains, sealers, and clear coating such as shellac and varnish, up to five gallons per day with options for larger quantities. Learn more about the PaintCare program on the Clallam County website. Find a drop off location near you.
Hazardous Waste Disposal
The Moderate Risk Waste Facility (MRWF), located at 3501 W. 18th Street in Port Angeles, is open on a limited schedule for all Clallam County residents to dispose of household hazardous waste for free (pesticides, herbicides, chemicals, etc.).
The City will accept used car batteries and waste motor oil at no charge at the City Shop, 169 W. Hemlock St., Mon-Fri, 8 am to 3:30 pm. The City cannot accept gasoline or antifreeze. The MRWF or the Blue Mountain Transfer Station will take antifreeze and oil for proper disposal.
"E-Cycle Washington" oversees locations accepting electronic waste. As of 2023, Goodwill is the only e-waste recycling site in Sequim, depending on the type of device. Please refer to these websites for the latest information: Clallam County E-Waste, and E-Cycle Washington.
Plastic bags are NOT allowed in recycling bins. Sequim Safeway and QFC both have drop boxes to recycle clean plastic bags. To learn more about the fate of this plastic please visit www.plasticfilmrecycling.org
Opt Out or Recycle Phone Books
Several companies distribute phone books to homes and businesses in Sequim. Visit https://www.yellowpagesoptout.com to learn about a consumer opt-out program to opt out of all or a selection of directories delivered within the zip code. The site will require registration including your address, telephone number and email.
You may recycle unwanted phone books with "mixed paper."
Still Have Questions?
Contact resource analyst Meggan Uecker by email for more information on waste and recycling.