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Glass Recycling Drop-Off Stations

 Recycling drop-off containers

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What's Happening with Residential Curbside Glass Recycling?

Starting Monday, January 4, 2021, residential curbside glass recycling collection for customers in single-family homes and duplexes will be replaced with drop-off stations throughout the city. Read more about these changes in the latest edition of EnviroTalk or watch our Tacoma Reports episode.

Residential customers will receive notice at least two weeks prior to the end of curbside glass collection. This notice will also include information to find a glass drop-off location near you. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, glass drop-off stations were delayed from opening.

 

Where are these locations, what are their hours, and what is collected? 

 


 

*More drop-off sites are under consideration, and this table will be updated as they are available.


Council District   Site Name  Address Hours   Materials Collected
 1 Central Co-op

4502 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407

7:30AM - 9:00PM; Monday - Sunday

Glass and household batteries

 2 Center at Norpoint

4818 Nassau Ave. NE, Tacoma, WA 98422

7:30AM - 9:00PM; Monday - Sunday

Glass and

household batteries

 5 Stewart Heights Park

5715 Reginald Gutierrez Ln., Tacoma, WA 98404

7:30AM - 9:00PM; Monday - Sunday Glass, household batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
 3 Tacoma Recycle Center   3510 S. Mullen St., Tacoma, WA 98409 8:00AM - 5:30PM; Monday - Sunday

Glass, household batteries, scrap metal, plastics, cardboard, paper, and much more!

 

Click here to download our Recycle Center Customer Guide for what's accepted!

 3 Hilltop Safeway

1112 M. St., Tacoma, WA 98405

7:30AM - 9:00PM; Monday - Sunday Glass and

household batteries

 

Detailed Maps of Drop-off Container Locations

*Location of containers at each site are circled in red.

 

Central Co-op

 

Picture of Central Co-op Drop-off

 

Center at Norpoint

 

Map of Center at Norpoint Drop-off

 

Stewart Heights Park

 

Map of Stewart Heights Park Drop-off

 

Hilltop Safeway

 

Map of Hilltop Safeway drop-off

 

What should customers do with their glass recycling bin? 

Customers who have a glass bin that was issued by Solid Waste Management are welcome to keep that bin. When glass collection stops on January 4, customers are asked to refrain from putting glass into the large mixed recycle bin with other materials. They are being asked to collect it in the smaller glass bin and use it to bring the glass to a drop-off station. Customers are also welcome to keep the glass bin to reuse as a storage container or for any other creative use.

 

What if I live in Pierce County?

The drop-off locations at Center at Norpoint, Central Co-op, and Stewart Heights Park are intended for the use of City of Tacoma's residential customers (single-family homes and duplexes). 

 

The Recycle Center at the Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center (3510 S. Mullen Street) may be used by all Pierce County residents. Glass drop-off locations for Pierce County residents can be found here. 

 

Background

The Tacoma City Council passed Ordinance No. 28623 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, approving changes to the City of Tacoma’s residential curbside recycling program. Visit the Recycling Changes web page to learn more.

Additionally, Council passed Resolution 40461 establishing the Recycle Reset Project to help with residential recycling education and outreach, and assist with a transition to a glass drop-off collection methodology. 

The City's Solid Waste Management offers curbside recycling service to residents, multi-family tenants, and commercial customers. Solid Waste is committed to sustainably managing waste streams so that less waste is sent to the landfill.

More questions? 

Contact Preston Peck, Recycle Reset Project Lead ppeck@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 344-6390.