Recycle & Reduce Waste

Yard waste drop-off allowed during limited hours
Yard waste can be dropped off during limited morning hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at the Hidden Valley, Purdy and Prairie Ridge transfer stations.

Garbage will not be accepted during the yard waste collection times. Garbage is accepted during regular business hours all other days of the week. Recycling centers remain open. 

  • Hidden Valley, 17925 Meridian E., Puyallup,
    Yard waste accepted: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Garbage accepted: 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Purdy, 14515 54th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor,
    Yard waste accepted: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tues/Wed and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday
    Garbage accepted: 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Prairie Ridge, 11710 Prairie Ridge Dr. E., Bonney Lake
    Yard waste accepted: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tues/Wed and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday
    Garbage accepted: 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Yard waste collection is limited to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays only. The limitations are in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and protect the health of transfer station employees and customers.

There are no changes to curbside garbage, recycling and yard waste collection. Customers can contact their curbside service provider to add or change yard waste service.

Updated: April 29 2020
Cash payments temporarily halted at transfer stations in Pierce County
To further protect employees and the public, transfer stations in Pierce County (outside of Tacoma) will no longer accept cash beginning Wednesday, April 8 until further notice. Major credit cards, including American Express, are accepted at all facilities.

Updated: April 7, 2020
Composting Resources
Learn about how you can compost your yard waste at home.

A consolidated version of this season's composting classes will be offered online in Zoom.

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Recycling Program
We've made a few changes to our recycling program.

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Use the free medicine take back program to properly dispose of your unused and expired medications.

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Help prevent wasted food by planning your meals ahead of time.

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Closed all major holidays
Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322