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Face Masks or Cloth Face Covering
The state has issued an order directing businesses to require and enforce the use of face coverings by all customers and visitors. With this order, all visitors to the Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center must wear a face mask beginning July 7, until further notice. Click HERE for more information on the three face cover orders in place.

Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center Service Changes Begins May 18
Starting Monday, May 18, the Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center will be open seven days per week, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to: 

  • City of Tacoma residential customers with garbage or yard waste loads only.
  • City of Tacoma commercial customers with garbage loads only. 
  • The Recycle Center and Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be open to residential customers on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Both facilities will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  
  • The Goodwill drop off station at the Recycle Center will be closed indefinitely.
  • The Solid Waste front office lobby and EnviroHouse will also remain closed until further notice.   

This facility will not accept any self-haul garbage or yard waste loads from outside the city limits of Tacoma. Residential customers must have an active solid waste residential collection account serviced by the City of Tacoma and be able to prove residency. Read the full announcement.

Customers that do not reside within the city of Tacoma can visit lriservices.com or call (253) 847-7555 for more information about transfer stations outside of Tacoma.


King County facilities are no longer accepting self-haul customers from outside of King County.

Customers Who Have Questions About These Changes Can Contact: 
solidwaste@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 502-2100 



Driving Directions

From I-5
  1. Take exit 132 and merge onto SR-16
  2. Take exit 1C (Fircrest/Center Street)
  3. At the traffic light, go straight onto South Mullen Street and follow the road until you reach the landfill

From Orchard Street
  1. Turn onto South Center Street heading east.
  2. Turn right onto South Mullen Street and follow the road until you reach the Tacoma Transfer & Recovery Center

Commercial Solid Waste Hours

Seven days a week from 8 AM - 5:30 PM


Read about the current Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center Service Changes 


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3510 S. Mullen Street
Tacoma, WA 98409