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Paint recycling program growing quickly in Chelan County

Paint recycling program growing quickly in Chelan County

The Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility started accepting used latex paint for recycling in late June. The facility is now collecting about 70 gallons a day from the public.

Posted: August 05, 2022

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MRWF to accept latex paint beginning June 21

MRWF to accept latex paint beginning June 21

Starting June 21, the Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility will accept used latex paint for recycling and safe disposal.

Posted: June 16, 2022

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Free shredded wood chips available

Free shredded wood chips available

Free shredded wood chips are available at the county’s Dryden and Chelan transfer stations as well as at the Leavenworth brush drop-off site. Wood chips from the Leavenworth site are only for application within the Apple Maggot Quarantine Area of Chelan County.

Posted: April 05, 2022

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Christmas tree recycling

Christmas tree recycling

Ready to take down that Christmas tree? We share some options for how to recycle your tree. This post has been updated.

Posted: December 27, 2021

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Register now for small business hazardous waste collection event

Register now for small business hazardous waste collection event

Chelan County Public Works in March will host a Small Quantity Generator collection event for small businesses looking to safely dispose of hazardous wastes. Businesses must pre-register by Feb. 25.

Posted: December 22, 2021

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County project receives governor’s Smart Communities Award

County project receives governor’s Smart Communities Award

The Governor's Office recently announced the 11 Smart Communities Award winners for 2020-21. Among the winners are Chelan County and the cities of Chelan County, who are recognized for their partnership in building the Moderate Risk Waste Facility, a year-round community resource that safely disposes of household hazardous wastes.

Posted: October 06, 2021

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How do I dispose of latex paint?

How do I dispose of latex paint?

Watch our video on how to dispose of latex and water-based paints. You'll see just how easy it is!

Posted: October 10, 2020

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More people using new MRWF than expected

More people using new MRWF than expected

More than 26 tons of household hazardous waste has been collected since the beginning of the year at the new Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility.

Posted: August 31, 2020

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Dryden Transfer Station to close 10 days for repairs

Dryden Transfer Station to close 10 days for repairs

From June 1 through June 10, the Dryden Transfer Station will be closed to all customers so a contractor can make needed repairs. The facility will re-open on June 11.

Posted: May 15, 2020

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 07
    Sep 2022
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - September 7, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 24
    Aug 2022
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - August 24, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 17
    Aug 2022
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - August 17, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 16
    Aug 2022
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 16
    Aug 2022
    01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Public Meeting: Certify Election

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office