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Hidden Valley Transfer Station

The Hidden Valley Transfer Station is a fully enclosed and covered, 1½-acre facility allowing residential customers to unload their garbage free from the weather elements.

The transfer station is one of three designated facilities in Pierce County for residential garbage drop off. The Hidden Valley Transfer Station is unique because it gives us the ability for source separation of garbage, allowing us to separate the garbage into items that can be recycled and garbage for disposal in the landfill.

Items Not Accepted at the Transfer Station:
  • All forms of excrement
  • Asbestos or material containing asbestos (accepted at Hidden Valley and LRI Landfill only - must be double-bagged) (See Asbestos Policy)
  • Automobile bodies or boat hulls over 22'
  • Barrels, drums, and other large liquid containers whether empty or full
  • Biomedical waste, including sharps from commercial businesses (medical clinics, institutions, etc.). Sharps from residential sources are accepted in designated receptacles on site and must be placed in a marked, ridged and closed container. Please refer to Sharps Brochure.
  • Ceiling tiles, vermiculite insulation and blown-in insulation (See Asbestos Policy)
  • Chemicals or other materials which may create hazardous working conditions
  • Coated or un-coated wire or cable in excess of 1% by weight of any load
  • Commercial loads of dry cell batteries
  • Desktop computers, computer monitors, notebook computers, desktop printers, fax machines, televisions, audio & video system, non-cellular telephone & answering machines, home theater
  • Dusty loads including sawdust, mill flour dust, lime dust, etc.
  • Explosive substances
  • Fabricated objects wider or thicker than 1.2m (4ft) and longer than 2.5m (8ft)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs & tubes that can be recycled
  • Hazardous wastes (i.e. pathogenic and radioactive materials)
  • Hazardous wastes as defined by the Hazardous Waste Regulation of the Environmental Management Act
  • Heavy, solid objects (i.e. concrete, asphalt, engine blocks, transmissions, etc.)
  • Flammable materials
  • Insulation that is not double-bagged
  • Liquid wastes and sludges
  • Lumber, timber, logs, etc., longer than 2.5m (8ft)
  • Materials accepted for recycling (see Acceptable Recycling Materials)
  • Materials hot enough to start combustion
  • Paints, solvents, flammable liquids, gasoline and pesticides
  • Small electrical appliances (e.g. kitchen countertop, time measurement, weight measurement, garment care, air treatment, floor care, and personal care products)
  • Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and combination smoke and CO alarms that perform a detection and alarm sounding function
  • Solid objects larger in cross section than 3,500cm2 (3.8ft2) if longer than 2.5m (8ft)
  • Waste oil, petroleum by-products, used oil filters, used oil containers
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