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Stafford Creek Landfill, metal buyers can help with hard-to-toss items

We still have spring cleaning on our mind and hope you do, too. Before we give you some ideas for inside chores, we thought we would talk about another couple of places that may take what you don’t want.

In a recent blog we mentioned the Goodwill, the Union Gospel Mission, and Habitat for Humanity, local charities that each want a different mix of what you might need to castoff. In addition, we mentioned the Aberdeen Thrift City, a business that also accepts donations.

But sometimes it seems like nobody wants what you need to throw away – not even the dump! That’s why we want to remind you about the Stafford Creek Landfill.


For yard or construction waste, the Stafford Creek Landfill, off the Westport highway, is an option you should consider. Located next to the Stafford Creek Prison off of State Route 105 on the way to Westport, the Stafford Creek Landfill is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This facility is a wood-based landfill, where you pay to get rid of heavy yard waste, composition roofing, demolition materials including concrete, lumber, asphalt, dirt, shake roofing, trees and stumps. The price, which is based on volume-per cubic yard (3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet (basically the back of a pickup truck spread out), varies depending on the load.

For instance it costs $10 a yard to dispose of dirt, $17 to dispose of shake roofing and $15 a yard to dump yard waste and brush (with a $25 minimum for the yard waste.) No garbage, sheetrock, insulation, metal or plastic is accepted here. We recommend you call ahead for rules and current pricing of what you are disposing – 360-533-8361, and really compact your load!


As you sort and cleanup, don’t forget that clean recyclables are free to dispose of at the Recycling Center inside the LeMay Transfer Station, 4201 Olympic Highway. Items accepted include glass bottles (no plate glass windows, etc.) tin, aluminum (no scrap metal or paint cans), flattened cardboard, milk jugs, newspapers and mixed paper.

In addition, the Hazardous Waste Site, which is also located as you come into the Lemay Transfer Station, is free to use but has very limited hours. It is open on the first Wednesday and Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The E-cycle area is also free to use. It is where you can take your computer monitors, screens, towers, televisions, etc. It is available at all times for drop off, but if you require assistance, come on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Check out the Lemay website at, or give them a call at 360-533-1251for more specifics.


Some of what you want to get rid of might be worth a little cash in your pocket. Our area has several metal buyers that you might want to consider using. We were able to catch up with the folks at Pay More Recycle and Salvage, which is located at 1813 Westport Rd. in Aberdeen, and learn about many of the things they can recycle for you – and pay you for on the spot.

“We take just about anything that’s metal,” said Pam King at Pay More Recycle and Salvage. “Those things include, aluminum including cans, aluminum pots and pans, as well as anything brass, copper, zinc, lead, stainless steel, car batteries, electric motors, bicycles, barbecues, all appliances including washers, dryers, freezers and refrigerators, sheet metal, and aluminum sheet, car engines, transmissions, metal swing sets.”

She said the company will also take metal car wheels – “but not the rubber tire part.”

Prices for each metal vary depending on the various markets, with aluminum on the lower end and metals such as copper and brass getting a lot more per pound. People are encouraged to call ahead at 360-612-3645 to ask questions and check prices with Pam.


Aberdeen residents have their choice of days during the month of April. A city-issued voucher accompanied by a driver’s license, is the ticket to a trip to the LeMay Transfer Station any day the transfer site is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturdays.

Hoquiam: Your Spring Cleanup days are June 5-8th. Vouchers will be available at the Hometown Sanitation office in Hoquiam beginning May 28. Take that voucher with your license to the LeMay Transfer Station during those June days for a free trip to the dump.

Cosmopolis: Today, Saturday, April 20, is your day! You should have received a voucher from Cosmopolis City Hall. Check with your city officials for details.

Westport: Westport residents will receive one voucher per household. It is good for a trip to the Lemay Transfer Station any time it is open during the month of May. Just take it with your license to the transfer station.

Ocean Shores: For Ocean Shores residents, drop boxes will be placed in your community next week – April 23-25.

McCleary: Those living in McCleary will have their turn next Saturday, April 27, when drop boxes will be placed at key location around McCleary.

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