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Organics Recycling

ALERT: Apple Maggot Quarantine

Much of western Chelan County, including Leavenworth, Plain and Lake Wenatchee, is under an Apple Maggot Quarantine. State law prohibits brush from a quarantine area to leave a quarantine area.

The Dryden Transfer Station is located in a pest-free area; it does not accept yard waste from the quarantine area. The county brush site in Leavenworth is for residents and businesses in the quarantine area.

How do you know if you live in the quarantine area? Visit the Washington State Department of Agriculture's online searchable map or the WSDA website.


Unless otherwise noted, the general rule is the following things are not allowed at public drop-off brush sites: grass clippings, sod, root wads, noxious weeds, lumber (treated or untreated), plastic bags or tree limbs more than 14 inches in diameter at their base. Keep limbs to no more than 6 to 8 feet in length.


Stemilt Organic Recycling Center

Stemilt's Organic Recycling Center also sells compost by the cubic yard.

Location: 1885 S. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee

Hours: Hours vary with the season

Telephone: 509-669-8228

Cost: $15 per cubic yard


Dryden Transfer Station

Location: 9073 Highway 2, Dryden

Cost: $85 per ton/$20 minimum fee for loads under 480 pounds

Hours: The brush drop-off site at Dryden Transfer Station is closed for the season. The site is expected to re-open in late March or early April.


Chelan Transfer Station

Location: 23235 Highway 97A, Chelan

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (May 1-Sept. 31)

            10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (Oct. 1-April 30)

             Closed on holidays

Cost: $15 per cubic yard/$10 minimum fee


Winton Mfg. Compost Works

Site has no limit on the diameter of tree limbs. Also sells compost.

Location: 17400 Winton Road (off of Winton Mill Road and Highway 2, about 13 miles west of Leavenworth)

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (open year round but closed most holidays)

Cost: $15/cubic yard (minimum fee of $15 applies) all payment methods accepted


Telephone: 509-763-0000


Leavenworth Brush Drop-Off Yard

Seasonal site is available to residents and businesses in the Apple Maggot Quarantine area of Chelan County. The site is typically closed when snow and snow melt covers the site, from about early November to at least March. It is also closed on holidays.

Location: East Leavenworth Road, at the intersection of Icicle Road, Leavenworth

Hours: The site is closed for the season. Watch for it to re-open in late March or early April. The opening date depends on the weather and conditions at the site.

Cost: $20/cubic yard (Only cash or check accepted)

The City of Leavenworth also has a drop-off brush yard that is available to city residents only.


City of Entiat Brush Drop-Off Yard

Site is available to Entiat residents and nonresidents. Pay at Entiat City Hall, 14070 Kinzel St., during regular business hours prior to going to the brush site, which is open Fridays.

Location: Off Highway 971, just past the Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center

Hours: Drop offs are 9 to 11 a.m. on Fridays only

Telephone: 509-784-1500

Cost: Each residential load is $5; each commerical or business load is $45



Posted: 06/04/2019 04:03 PM
Last Updated: 02/27/2024 03:50 PM

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Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 08
    Apr 2024
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Small Quantity Generator Collection Event

    Posted by: Solid Waste Management

    Chelan County Public Works on April 8 will host a Small Quantity Generator collection event for small businesses looking to safely dispose of hazardous wastes. Participants MUST pre-register.

    Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility