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Recycling Right Matters - Do the "Core Four"

It's important to put only empty, clean and dry items in the recycling bin. Why does it matter? Dirty, wet or incorrect items won't get recycled; they can contaminate the other items and make a whole load unrecyclable. Recycling helps reduce pollution, conserves resources and supports local jobs and businesses. Help keep our recycling services viable--only recycle what is on the local list!

These basic material types are currently accepted in blue recycling bins and Regional or Blue Mountain Transfer Stations.

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MIXED PAPER (Mail, Paperboard Boxes, Newspapers)



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Glass bottles must NOT be put in curbside recycling bins. Take clear, brown and green glass bottles and containers to special collection boxes at the following locations:


How you can Recycle Right

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Empty, clean and dry

Empty out liquids, scrape and rinse out food residue, make sure paper and cardboard are dry and keep your recycling bin closed to shut out rain.

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No plastic bags

Don't bag your recycling-keep it loose. Plastic bags of any type should not go into the curbside or transfer station recycling bins. Find your nearest bag dropoff location at

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When in doubt, find out or throw it out

Not everything can be recycled; even items with the recycling arrows may not be recycable in our program or state. Call 360-417-2441 or view the Recyclopedia for questions on specifc items.

Other Recycling and Waste Prevention Information

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Transfer Station & Hauler Information Hazardous Waste, Oil & Antifreeze Composting & Food Waste Education & Events Waste Prevention for Residents & Businesses

Maps & other information on where trash & recycling is collected in Clallam County.


Waste items that can cause harm to humans, pets & the environment should be disposed of safely.

Yard debris & food waste makes up the bulk of what we toss. Find out how to prevent, recover or compost organic materials for better waste management.

Workshops, fact sheets & events on waste prevention, recycling right, composting & more.

Waste audits, signage, technical assistance & more is available to help you or your organization meet your waste prevention goals.


Contact Clallam County Public Works at 360-417-2441 or click on the link below for email contact.