Solid Waste

Chelan County and the incorporated cities of Wenatchee, Cashmere, Entiat, Leavenworth and Chelan welcome you to this page, with information and answers to your questions about recycling and environmentally sound disposal methods in Chelan County.


Progress on Chelan County's Moderate Risk Waste (MRW) Facility

Progress on Chelan County’s moderate risk waste facility took a big step forward Thursday, December 11, 2014,, as demolition of the old Graham Studio building, located at 3612 97-A north of Wenatchee, began. The Graham Studio building once housed the workshop where many recognizable features were crafted, including art still displayed at Rocky Reach Dam. Unfortunately, the building itself was no longer viable for rehabilitation for the County’s needs. Demolition is estimated to be complete by the end of the year and further site prep will follow.


The moderate risk waste facility will provide a year-round opportunity for residents of Chelan County to dispose of common household hazardous wastes and eliminate the cost and inconvenience of the hazardous waste collection events.


This project is funded primarily by grants from the state Department of Ecology as well as Chelan County and the incorporated cities of Cashmere, Chelan, Entiat, Leavenworth and Wenatchee.


Chelan County Beats 2013 Recycling Goal

Chelan County and the cities of Chelan, Cashmere, Entiat, Leavenworth and Wenatchee reached an outstanding recycling rate of 36% for the year 2013, exceeding our 25% goal. This rate is up from the 20% rate achieved in 2012. Each year, figures are gathered by the Washington State Department of Ecology to determine the amount of garbage collected and disposed, as well as the amount that is recycled. This number does not relfect the amout of material re-used for other purposes prior to recycling or disposal, which means there is likely even more material diverted from the landfills.


Recycle site throughout Chelan County are supported by both the public and private rate payers. However, Solid Waste still must pay staff to sort non-recyclable items out of the recycle bins and pay for the appropriate disposal of this garbage. In order to keep our recycling programs effeciant and afforable, we remind residents to only recycle what is clearly accepted for recycling. This information can be found in the right panel of this page under "Recycling Information".


Public Works would like to extend our congratulations to the residents of the cities and Chelan County for their dilifent recycling. Thank you for helping us keep Chelan County a great place to live, work and play!


Dryden Transfer Station - Operated by Chelan County

9073 Highway 2 in Dryden (509) 548-5592

Accepted types of payment at Dryden Transfer Station are cash or check. We do not accept debit/credit.

Tuesday - Friday

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m*


8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*

*Dryden Transfer Station is closed on holidays.


Directions: Located 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.


Tipping Rates at the Dryden Transfer Station

Grass Clippings
$60 per ton
Brush/Tree Trimmings
$80 per ton
General Solid Waste (Garbage)
$95 per ton (minimum fee for loads under 400 lbs. is $20)


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


Other Transfer Stations in Chelan County

Wenatchee Transfer Station - Operated by Waste Management

1421 S. Wenatchee Avenue in Wenatchee (509) 662-8885


Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Chelan Transfer Station - Operated by North Central Recovery & Recycling

23235 State Highway 97A in Chelan (509) 682-5631


Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.