LIVING GREEN: Moving it on: Places to recycle almost anything in Port Townsend, Jefferson County

Posted 4/19/16

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LIVING GREEN: Moving it on: Places to recycle almost anything in Port Townsend, Jefferson County


Editor's note: This list is a service of the Port Ludlow Voice and was recently updated by Maraiah Lynn Nadeau. To proposed additions or revisions to the list, email

Note: Abbreviations are PT for Port Townsend, PH for Port Hadlock and PL for Port Ludlow. All area codes are 360 unless otherwise noted.

See or call 385-9160 for information on:

• Recycle lists, locations and hours for drop box and curbside collection.

• Recycle sites: Transfer Station, 325 Landfill Road, off Jacob Miller Road, PT, 385-0404. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;

Quilcene site, 295312 Hwy. 101, 385-9160; also sites in PH, PL and Kala Point.

• Yard debris collection information, for the Transfer Station and curbside.

• Tipping fees at the Transfer Station and Quilcene site.

• Household Hazardous Waste facility, 282 10th St., PT, 385-9160. Fri., 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Printable brochures of acceptable recycling and hazardous waste items are on the web page. Printed brochures are available at JC Public Works (PT QFC parking lot), or call 385-9160.

Thrift stores

• Goodwill, 602 Howard St., off Sims Way, PT, 385-6600, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

• Adventist Thrift Shop, Uptown PT on Pierce St., corner of Franklin, at the Better Living Center. Drop box located at side of building. Good, clean basic clothing, housewares, bedding, shoes accepted; no big stuff. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues. and Thursday.

• Olympic Trading Post, 10632 Rhody Drive, PH, 379-3648. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Accepts usable clothing, furniture, mattresses. Some items are given to the Chimacum Free Store.

• Chimacum Free Store, upstairs from the Tri-Area Food Bank, 10 W. Valley Road. Call Polly: 732-0383. Tue.-Wed., 9 a.m.-noon.

• Habitat for Humanity Store, 2001 W. Sims Way, PT, 379-2827. Tue., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


• Freecycle: Local listings of free items. You can decide to whom, if anyone, you give the item. To list, go to and search for “Jefferson County Washington,” then follow instructions to sign up. A very active list, with over 1,000 local participants.

• Craigslist: To post items for sale, or free, visit the Olympic Peninsula list at

• Other websites are,,

Yahoo groups: PT Babies, PT Kids and TheJeffCoTradingPost.


• Habitat for Humanity Store. Only certain kinds of appliances. Call 379-2827.

• Peninsula Recycling (see “metals,” below). Accepts refrigerators and other appliances, free.

• Transfer Station. Fee based on weight; additional fee for refrigerators and freezers.

• Around Again, see “building materials,” below.

Art supplies

Boiler Room, 711 Water St., PT, 379-8247. Offers youth services.


Alkaline (AA, 9V etc.): Place in the trash. Rechargeable, buttons, lithium, cell phone and auto batteries can go to the Household Hazardous Waste facility in the PT Boat Haven.

• Radio Shack, 2207 E. Sims Way, PT. Rechargeable batteries accepted.

• Car batteries: Penny Saver Market, 2140 E. Sims Way, PT, or

• Townsend Electric, 2227 Washington St., PT. Mon.-Fri., 8:30-12:30 p.m.


The ReCyclery, 1925 Blaine St. (Mt. View), PT, 643-1755. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Accepts usable bike equipment and bicycles in any condition.


Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 42 N.Water St., PH. Call 385-4948 ext. 313. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


• Jefferson County and Port Townsend libraries. What they don't add to their collections is sold for other library needs.

County: 620 Cedar Ave, PH, 385-6544. Bring in or phone if donating a lot. PT: 1220 Lawrence St., 385-3181. Drop slot located by outside door.

• William James Bookseller, 829 Water St., PT, 385-7313, buys used books Mon. & Thu., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Insatiables, 821 Washington St., PT, 385-9262, buys old, collectible and technical books, Thu.-Mon., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Building materials

• Waste Not, Want Not, 1532 W. Sims Way, PT, 379-6838. Accepts doors, windows, cabinets, light fixtures, toilets, tools, architectural salvage. Buy, sell or trade. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Around Again, 22 Gilbert Road, just west of Sequim, 360-683-7862. Accepts a wide variety of tools, products, furniture, appliances. Call first. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cell phones and chargers

• Dove House Advocacy Services, 1045 10th St., PT, 385-5292. Donated phones given to clients for 911 use or sold for other program needs. No chargers.

• Cell Phone Bank,, 1-866-290-7864 for shipping label.

Port Townsend Computers, 1200 West Sims Way, Suite B, 379-0605. Cell phones and various printer cartridges.


• Thrift stores, see listing, above.

• Working Image, Mt. View Commons, 1925 Blaine St., 385-0300. Current, well-made attractive clothing, shoes, outerwear; given to women and teens in need. Tue. & Thu., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

• ARC will pick up. Sales income benefits developmentally disabled clients. 1-800-613-0813.

• Fancy Feathers, 910 Water St., PT, 385-1414 for appointment. Consignment. Open Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

• Wandering Wardrobe, 936 Washington St., PT, 379-4691. Consigns vintage, designer, unique items. By appointment. Open Mon.-Sat.,11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Electronic equipment

• Freecycle (See “Internet,” above)

• Transfer station and Goodwill accept for free items taken by E-Cycle Washington. Only computers, monitors, laptops, tablet computers, televisions, portable DVD players and e-readers. For details, see

• Ecycle NW, 272693 Hwy. 101 (east of Sequim) accepts E-Cycle WA covered items free of charge and other electronics for a fee. 912-3634 or

• Staples and Best Buy stores accept almost all electronic equipment and peripherals.

• Computers, working: contact David Conklin 344-3383 to discuss donating.


• Kiwanis Club, c/o Pacific Eyecare, 2029 E. Sims Way, PT, 385-9580. Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Lions Club, c/o Olympic Optical, 2500 W. Sims Way, PT, 379-6477. Tue.-Fri. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Food, personal care items

• Tri-Area Food Bank. Donation barrel at PH QFC. Unopened, non-perishable food items, pet food/supplies, baby food; diapers, cleaning supplies, toiletries. Non-food items may be opened.

• PT Food Bank: 531-0275. Donation barrels at PT Police Station, PT QFC, Food Co-op, PL Bay Club. Accepted items same as for Tri-Area, above. PT Food Bank also accepts fruits and vegetables from local gardeners.

• Boiler Room, 711 Water St., PT, 379-8247. Perishables or non-perishables for free meals (15,000 meals in 2015).

• Toiletries for Dove House (assistance for victims of domestic violence), via PL Bay Club.


Quimper Community Harvest will harvest apples and other fruit; surplus goes to food banks, seniors, schools and meals programs. Contact Seth Rolland, 379-0414 or Cathie Wier, 202-0677.


• Thrift stores (see list, above.) Habitat for Humanity Store can arrange pick-up, accepts no particle board.

• PT Antique Mall, 802 Washington St., PT, 379-8069. Buy, sell, consign antiques. Call for appointment.

• Cherry Blossom, 2203 E. Sims Way, PT. Call for appointment, 379-0853. Sun.-Mon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Homeless supplies

Winter Shelter, Legion Hall basement, Monroe and Water streets, PT, 385-1403. Bring after 4 p.m. during operating season, November-March. Accepts sleeping bags, good tents, warm socks, outerwear.

Household hazardous waste

Household Hazardous waste facility located in Boat Haven across from Safeway, PT.

See county website, above.


Old sheets and towels, and fleece or cotton blankets, are useful to the Animal Shelter, near the Transfer Station. 385-3292. Tue.-Sun. Noon-5 p.m. Good items can also go to thrift stores, see listing, above.


Olympic Trading Post accepts clean mattresses. The other thrift shops listed do not.

Medical Equipment

ECCHO loans medical items for free. They accept walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, commode chairs, hospital beds, etc., 1110 Jefferson St., PT. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call ahead: 379-3246.

PL Community Church, 9534 Oak Bay Road, accepts some ECCHO donations Tue.-Fri. Call ahead: 437-0145.


Don't flush: they damage marine life and drinking water. See also Sharps, below.

• Jefferson County Sheriff’s Dept., 79 Elkins Road, PH, 385-3831. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Non-liquid prescription medicines only, loose in a small bag.

• Bartell Drugs, 9600-15th Ave. SW, Seattle, takes drugs in original containers, including inhalers and liquids. Must bring to pharmacy desk for approval.


Peninsula Recycling & Auto Wrecking, 4711 S. Discovery Road (Four Corners area), PT. All appliances, autos and auto parts, "anything metal." For more information, call Ed: 301-1229.

Motor oil

Oil filters should be drained, double-wrapped in newspaper and placed in your trash.

• Port Ludlow Marina Store, 1 Gull Drive, PL, 437-0513. Winter 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; summer 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Ask for key.

• Household Hazardous Waste Facility, PT. Also oil filters, fuels, antifreeze. Do not mix.

• Transfer Station and Quilcene Site (see county web site, above). Used oil, antifreeze.

Moving boxes

U-Haul, junction Hwy. 19 & 20, takes used moving boxes. Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Musical instruments

Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St., PT, 385-1471. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 12-4. Donate or consign.

Packing materials

See also “moving boxes,” above.

• Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship parking lot (adjacent to small shed), 2333 San Juan Ave.,

PT. Peanuts, clean white block material only. Small donation appreciated to offset costs.

• UPS Store, 2023 E. Sims Way, PT, 385-7447. Accepts foam peanuts, bubble wrap, air pillows.

• Mike’s Mail & More, 46 Village Way, PL, 437-2939. Accepts foam peanuts, bubble wrap.


Full cans to Waste Not, Want Not or Around Again (see building materials). Oil-based to HHW. Latex/Acrylic: Discard lid, thicken to non-pourable with kitty litter or sawdust and place in trash.

Pet supplies

Center Valley Animal Rescue, 11900 Center Road, Quilcene, appreciates food, scoopable litter, linens, many other supplies. Call for information and directions. 765-0598, Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Plastic bags

Recycle clean, dry bags at deposit boxes in QFC, Safeway.

Plastic bottles, containers

See recycling lists. No brittle clamshell-type plastics, lids, drink cups.

Printer ink cartridges

• PT Computers, in PT QFC lot, 379-0605, accepts inkjet, laser and toner cartridges.

• Olympic Art and Office, 220 Taylor St., PT, 385-3141. Inkjet only.

• Radio Shack, 2207 E. Sims Way, PT, 385-2022. Inkjet only.

• PL Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, PL, 437-2208. Inkjet only.

• Staples and Best Buy stores accept both inkjet and laser cartridges.

Propane tanks

Sunshine Propane, 10853 Rhody Dr., PH, 385-5797, accepts 10-gallon or larger.

Sewing supplies

Project Linus, c/o Pat Gracz, Gardiner, 797-7311. Welcomes yarn, machine-washable solid or child-friendly print material, batting, etc. Volunteers make quilts for children in need.


Put in red sharps container or plastic soda bottle, lid taped securely, on top of trash. Details at

Smoke alarms

Put in the trash.


Les Schwab, 2355 Sims Way, PT, 385-0124, accepts passenger car tires, no rims, for $3 each.


• Habitat for Humanity Store accepts most hand tools and working power tools.

• Around Again, Sequim, see “building materials.”


• Transfer Station. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Also Quilcene Site. See county website for current fees.

• Disposal companies: DM Disposal/Murrey's Olympic Disposal, 385-6612.



Yard debris

PT Biosolids Composting Facility at the Transfer Station. Yard waste, brush and small tree limbs. No dirt, sod, rocks or stumps. Fee based on weight.


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