Solid Waste and Recycling Program


Honoring Our Connection with the Earth

Purpose Statement
The purpose of the Squaxin Island Solid Waste and Recycling Program is to manage solid waste of the Squaxin Island Tribe in a healthy, cost-effective, and culturally relevant way to protect our natural environment and honor our connection with the earth.

Honoring our connection with the earth means:
1) Reducing the resources we take from the earth

2) Minimizing further extraction from the earth by reusing resources we have already taken

3) Minimizing further extraction from the earth by recycling the resources that we can no longer reuse

4) Materials disposed into the earth do not contain substances that will harm the earth.


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Daily Water Use

Energy Vampire Devices

Home Energy Hacks

Water Saving Tips

Mason County Solid Waste Facility
This site shows the hours of operation and accepted materials list for the local transfer station. Household hazardous waste can be taken to this facility on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Use this site to identify recycling locations for your hard-to-recycle materials. Find out where to recycle everything from glasses to household furniture.

Pay More Recycle & Salvage
This recycler is located in Shelton and recycles a wide range of materials.  They take batteries, electronics, ink jet and toner cartridges, tires, microwaves, refrigerators, and vehicle parts, among others.

E-Cycle Washington
Electronics are responsibly recycled for free through this state-wide program. Bring your electronics to an E-Cycle center to recycle through this program. The closest centers are Wilson Recycling and Good Will in Shelton.
This local online trading site is a way to get rid of items you no longer need or find stuff that other people are getting rid of.

How are plastic bottles recycled?

How to Clean Up Your Act With Recycling

Kids’ Recycling Activity Pages
Planet Pals
Meet the Greens