Solid Waste

Landfills to Limit Self-Haulers -

To increase social distancing, and to protect our employees and customers, we will be limiting the number of self-haul customers at our Landfill facilities. Only essential waste will be accepted at this time. Essential waste includes but not limited to; rotting or about to rot waste; dead animals; health/safety related items. Common household items (e.g. furniture) and small yard waste loads will be turned away and we ask that you wait until the stay-at-home order from Governor Inslee is lifted. The Landfill can be reached by calling (509) 574-2450.

Lower Valley Transfer Station Closed on Saturdays -

The Lower Valley Transfer Station (LVTS) will be closed on Saturdays until further notice. Hours of operation will be Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Terrace Heights Landfill and Cheyne Landfill hours remain the same. 

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It is the Solid Waste Division’s goal to provide an environmentally sound, cost effective, and efficient integrated waste management system to all residents in Yakima County.

Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meetings
Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) meetings are held monthly during the update to the Solid Waste Management Plan.   The meeting schedule is set by the SWAC chairperson.  Please contact the Solid Waste Division Office for more details or to confirm the meeting date and time. The public is welcome to attend.

Holiday Closure Days
Yakima County landfills are closed:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas