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Hours and Driving Directions



Service Updates 

The Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center and Tacoma Recycle Center are currently open seven days per week, from 8 AM to 5:30 PM. (Customers must leave the tipping floor by 6 PM.)


The Recycle Center is open to residential customers seven days per week, from 8 AM to 5:30 PM.

  • The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is open to residential customers on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays and will remain closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

  • The Goodwill drop-off station at the Recycle Center is now closed indefinitely.

  • The Solid Waste front office lobby at (3510 S. Mullen St.) is open for walk-in customer service on a limited basis. The lobby will be open on Tuesdays from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

  • Customers can contact (253) 502-2100 M-F from 9 AM to 4 PM for the following services:

    • Request an additional pickup or an increase in service

    • Exchange a residential or commercial solid waste container 

    • Make a payment for a commercial container service 

    • Schedule a commercial container to be delivered to a job site. Once confirmed, a route supervisor will meet you in person at your job site for delivery.

  • The EnviroHouse will remain closed until further notice.
    Effective January 1, 2021, the minimum fee for non-City residential self-haul customers and all commercial self-haul customers was increased to $40, and the disposal rate was increased to $8.50 per 100 pounds. See detailed rate information here.


    Email us at solidwaste@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 502-2100 to speak to a representative.



Driving Directions

From I-5
  1. Take exit 132 and merge onto SR-16
  2. Take exit 1C (Fircrest/Center Street)
  3. At the traffic light, go straight onto South Mullen Street and follow the road until you reach the landfill

From Orchard Street
  1. Turn onto South Center Street heading east.
  2. Turn right onto South Mullen Street and follow the road until you reach the Tacoma Transfer & Recovery Center

Solid Waste Hours

(Garbage and Yard Waste) 

Seven days a week from 8 AM - 5:30 PM


New Year's Day
Fourth of July
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

3510 S. Mullen Street
Tacoma, WA 98409