The most impactful way we can make a difference TODAY is to minimize all waste - recyclable or not. Regardless of future markets and changing dynamics, the fact remains - the fewer resources we consume, the less waste. The good news is that there are a number of ways to do this and an abundance of resources to help educate and empower us to succeed! Some things we can do today, some will take time so let's focus on what we can do RIGHT NOW to start.

There is a reason we hear about this concept so much. It's simple and it works. San Juan Transfer Station has a Pinterest Page where we share ideas and links to help you find ways to Re-Think, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We will also be updating both this website and our Facebook page with educational materials. This flyer is a great resource as well! Print it out as a daily reminder for what you can recycle.
e-waste management


All containers must be clean & dry

Tin & Aluminum Cans


Paper & Cardboard


Clean Plastic Containers


Empty Paper Cups




Mixed Paper

waste reduction

Re-Think - be mindful of your consumption


Reduce - use less, buy less, avoid waste


Reuse - things more than once, repair, re-gift


Recycle - transform to something new


recyclable materials list


  • Cardboard
  • Office paper, including windowed envelopes, color paper, file folders and post-it notes
  • Mail, magazines, mixed paper
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bags
  • Paper cups
  • Phone books & paperback books
  • Shredded paper
  • Wrapping paper (non-metallic)
  • Paper cartons
  • Juice boxes, Tetra Paks & aseptic containers
  • Milk and soy milk cartons
  • Paper or frozen food boxes

  • Bottles (all colors and numbers)
  • Food containers and trays
  • Clear or colored plastic milk jugs
  • Dairy tubs
  • Pill bottles (no prescription vials)
  • Lids (3 inches or wider)

  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil and pie tins
  • Tin cans
  • Ferris scrap metal
  • Other scrap metals (less than 2' x 2' x 2')

  • Bottles
  • Jars
Recyclable items are taken to Recology for processing.
Learn more about Recology here


San Juan Transfer Station Participates in the E-Cycle Washington Program

E-Cycle Washington is a free program that makes it easy for Washington residents to recycle some of their broken, obsolete or worn-out electronics. Electronic products contain both valuable materials that can be recycled and toxic chemicals that should be kept out of the landfill.

Items We Can Accept Free of Charge

- Televisions
- Computers
- Computer monitors
- Portable or laptop computers including "tablet computers"
- E-readers (also called e-book readers)
- Portable DVD players

(Computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and UPS are not included in the E-Cycle program.)

Items We Can Accept With Fee (these are not included in E-Cycle Washington Program)

- Copiers and fax machines ($7 - $14)
- Small electronics ($5)
- Audio equipment ($5 - $7)
- Computer peripherals ($3)
- VCR's & DVD's ($7)
- Phones ($5)
- Small Plastic Appliances (irons, hair dryer, coffee maker, blenders, vacuum, carpet steamer, etc) ($3 - $10)