Solid Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection event coming in September 2017

Businesses that qualify as a Small Quantity Generator are encouraged to begin registering for the Chelan County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event, to be held in late September. To participate in the popular event, businesses must register by Sept. 8.

Businesses must fill out a registration form, which is available below, and then return it to Clean Harbors Environmental Services, the business coordinating the collection for the county. The registration form includes an inventory of waste that will be disposed of at the collection event. Businesses must qualify as a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) to participate.

The annual Chelan County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event returns Sept. 29-30 and will be held at three locations throughout the county. The event provides homeowners and SQGs the opportunity to dispose of toxic, flammable and corrosive materials in a safe way. The collection event is free to households; however, reduced fees apply to qualifying businesses.

More information:


Comments being taken on 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 mangement plan. The Draft 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. Citizens, businesses and local governmental entities have until 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, to send in their comments on the plan. A public hearing on the plan will be scheduled at a later date. Watch this web page for details of that future meeting, or sign up for Solid Waste updates to be notified of the date.

Included in the plan is the SEPA Environmental Checklist and determination of non-significance. Public comments on the SEPA review were due May 28.

Comments on the Draft Chelan County Solid Waste Management Plan can be sent to:

  • Email:
  • Mail: Chelan County Public Works, Solid Waste Coordinator, 316 Washington St., Suite 402, Wenatchee, WA, 98801.

The materials are available at the below links:


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.