Solid Waste

Dryden Transfer Station to be closed three days in November for holidays

The Dryden Transfer Station will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veteran's Day. It also will be closed Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 in observance of the Thankgiving holiday. The transfer station's regular hours are posted below. 

Public hearing on Dec. 5 on final draft of solid waste management plan

State law requires every county in the state, in cooperation with the various cities located within a county, to prepare a coordinated, comprehensive solid waste management plan. The Final Draft of the Chelan County Solid Waste Management Plan, developed through a team effort by Chelan County, the Solid Waste Council, local cities and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, is now available for public comment. The Final Draft is available here.

Written comments are being taken until 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Written comments can be mailed to Chelan County Public Works Solid Waste Department at 316 Washington St., Suite 402, Wenatchee, WA, 98801. Or email written comments to

A public hearing on the final draft will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Chelan County Board of Commissioners meeting room, 400 Douglas St.


Dryden Transfer Station

Chelan County operates the Dryden Transfer Station. The transfer station is at 9073 Highway 2, one mile east of the Highway 2 and Highway 97 Blewett Pass road junction. Entry is only possible from the eastbound lanes of Highway 2. The transfer station can be reached at 509-548-5592.


Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m
Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The transfer station is closed on holidays.

Accepted types of payment at Dryden Transfer Station are cash or check only; we do not accept debit or credit.

Tipping Rates at the Dryden Transfer Station

Brush/Tree Trimmings* $80 per ton (minimum fee for loads under 200 lbs. is $10)
General Solid Waste (Garbage) $95 per ton (minimum fee for loads under 400 lbs. is $20)

*If you live in or operate your business in the apple maggot quarantine area of western Chelan County, you cannot bring brush or yard waste to the Dryden Transfer Station. You must bring your green waste to the day pit on East Leavenworth Road.

Recycling Opportunities at the Dryden Transfer Station

(Note: Due to market conditions and shipping costs, clear or colored glass is no longer accepted at the Dryden Transfer Station as a recyclable; glass can still be disposed at regular tipping rates.)

Aluminum Cans Mixed Paper Plastic Milk Jugs
Cardboard Newsprint Tin Cans
Scrap Metal* Office Paper Metal Appliances*
Magazines Glossy Paper Pop Liter Bottles

*Loads of scrap metal and appliances are $10 per load. Appliances that have or previously had coolant are $25 per unit.

Leavenworth Brush Drop-Off Site

A drop-off brush yard on East Leavenworth Road is available to residents and businesses in the apple maggot quarantine area. Brush, tree and bush trimmings, garden waste, needles and leaves are accepted. No rocks, dirt, sod, lumber or garbage are allowed.

Location: Chelan County day pit on East Leavenworth Road, near the Icicle Road intersection
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays (closed November-March)
Cost: $10 a cubic yard, with a minimum fee of $10

Other Transfer Stations in Chelan County:

Wenatchee Transfer Station (Operated by Waste Management)

1421 S. Wenatchee Ave. in Wenatchee 509-662-8885
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chelan Transfer Station (Operated by North Central Recovery & Recycling)

23235 State Highway 97A in Chelan 509-682-5631
Open Tuesday -- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.