Algona Transfer Station
Algona Transfer Station Replacement Project – King County picks location for new recycling and solid waste transfer station
After conducting a lengthy process to identify potential sites, evaluating the environmental impacts of developing a facility on those sites, and conducting a socio-economic and equity and social justice impact review that showed the long term benefits of a modern facility, King County has made a decision on the location of its next recycling and solid waste transfer station.
King County has selected the site at 35101 West Valley Highway South, next to the existing Algona Transfer Station, as the location for the new facility which will serve south county residents and businesses for years to come. See news release.
Next Steps (see Project schedule for more information)
- Facility design, permitting, and hiring a construction firm – this process takes about 30 months. The public will have an opportunity to provide input during the design approval process.
- Construction of new facility – this process will take about 24-30 months.
Please see Frequently Asked QuestionsDownload PDF 40 K for more information.
- Recycling services
- Payment methods accepted
- Disposal restrictions
- Length limits for vehicles and trailers
- Safety guidelines
- Water conservation
- Construction projects at this facility
See the disposal fees page for more detailed information.
$24.25 per entry (includes basic fee, surcharge and tax)
$144.34 per ton (includes basic fee, surcharge and tax)
Note: The minimum fee covers the first 320 pounds. Passenger cars are charged a per entry fee of $24.25. All other vehicles, including station wagons, lift-backs, vans, mini-vans, pickup trucks, recreational vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and sports utility vehicles, are weighed in and out and charged for actual weight disposed, based on the per-ton fee.
$25 – strictly enforced
Since 1994, in accordance with state law RCW 70.93.097 external link and King County Code 10.12.040, the Solid Waste Division has assessed a fee to drivers of vehicles with unsecured loads arriving at its transfer facilities. An unsecured load is a load that has not been fastened in or attached to the vehicle with tarps, rope, straps, netting or chains, so as to prevent any part of the load or the covering from becoming loose, detached, or leaving the vehicle while the vehicle is moving. Gravity, speed, and weight are not load securing devices.
The fine for transporting an unsecured load on a public highway is $216. If an item falls out of or off your vehicle and causes bodily injury, you will be charged with a gross misdemeanor, which carries a penalty up to $5,000 and may include jail time. For safer roads and less litter, secure your load.
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