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The City of Washington is announcing the acquisition of 9.72 acres adjacent to the Washington Landfill located at 925 Struckhoff Lane.  The City owns and operates the landfill which accepts residential waste and serves contracted haulers within a 20 mile radius.

In order to keep all options open for the collection of solid waste within the area, the City purchased the property “to ensure our solid waste collection is operating at the highest level of service and as cost effectively as possible”, according to Darren Lamb, City Administrator of the City of Washington.  The location has been identified as a solid waste transfer station location.  “With volatility in the recycling market, solid waste collection and disposal is a top priority for the City”, said John Nilges, Public Works Director for the City of Washington.  Lamb added, “The City of Washington will be continuously evaluating all options on how we handle solid waste generated by our citizens and the surrounding community throughout the coming years.”

The Washington Landfill opened up in 1997 and has received 640,000 tons of solid waste to date.  On average the landfill accepts approximately 25,000 tons per year of which 5,000 is collected from residents within the City.

Christmas trees may be dropped off at the Compost/Recycling Center during normal business hours.

A special collection for trees throughout town will be done Monday, January 4, 2021.  Trees must be placed curbside by 5 a.m.  If the collection is missed, trees will be picked up on your normal scheduled Leaf/Limb pickup day.  Please remove stands, lights and ornaments.

Landfill Regular Hours

Monday7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Landfill will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Residential & Commercial Rates:  Effective January 18, 2018

Available to in-town and out-of-town

Minimum fee up to & including 1-ton$15.00
Twenty (20) cubic yard container$320.00
Thirty (30) cubic yard container$400.00
Forty (40) cubic yard container$480.00
All waste over 1-ton$80.00 per ton, includes $2.50 per ton surcharge to be used for recycling services
Automobiles, vans, pickups (if scale is inoperable)$15.00/per vehicle
All other vehicles vehicles except packer trucks (estimated cubic yardage if visible)100% capacity at $35.00 per cu. yd.
Packer Trucks (full or partially full)$800.00/per load
  • Municipal solid waste
  • Bulky waste
  • Demolition and construction waste
  • Waste tires, only if shredded
  • Wood waste
  • Small dead animals
  • Roofing shingles
  • Soil
  • Rock, concrete, or related inert solids relatively insoluble in water
  • Regulated hazardous waste
  • Radioactive materials
  • Polychlorinated biphenyl’s (PCB’s)
  • Bulk liquids
  • Highly flammable or volatile substances
  • Septic tank pumping’s
  • Major appliances
  • Waste oil
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Computer equipment
  • Waste tires as provided by 10 CRS 80-8
  • Yard waste
  • Explosives and regulated and infectious waste
  • Asbestos shingles