Solid Waste

NEWS & Events


HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS:

Grant County has scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Collection events during the first weekend in May. 

For more information, go to the Household Hazardous Waste tab on the left.   

TIRE AMNESTY EVENTS: 

Grant County does not plan to offer tire amnesty events in 2024 due to the Washington State Department of Ecology's Tire Amnesty Program budget constraints.     

Ephrata Landfill Operating Hours

Monday through Friday - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sundays – CLOSED


Landfill Phone Number:  509-754-4319

 

The Ephrata Landfill is closed on Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. 

If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the succeeding Monday the Landfill will be closed.  

Responsibilities

The Solid Waste Division of Public Works is responsible for several program areas encompassing:

  • Disposal opportunities
  • Hazardous waste education
  • Providing support for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee
  • Recycling services
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste reduction and recycling education

Funding

The Solid Waste Division is funded by tipping fees at the Grant County Landfill and the Mattawa drop box site. The biennial Local Solid Waste Financial Assistance grant from the Department of Ecology (DOE) provides funding for plan updates, recycling, and hazardous waste programs. Budget decisions are made by the Public Works Director and the Grant County Commissioners.

Education

Grant County Solid Waste provides information to Grant County residents regarding recycling opportunities as well as information on hazardous waste disposal options.

Ephrata Landfill

Grant County operates the Ephrata Landfill. Near Ephrata, Washington, this modern landfill was expanded in 2004 to a lined facility with a leachate and gas collection system.

Household Hazardous Waste

Grant County Solid Waste offers Household Hazardous Waste Collection events two or three times a year. These events are held on Saturdays in the spring and fall and are for household generated waste only.

Recycling Opportunities

Grant County Solid Waste provides recycling opportunities at the Grant County Landfill.  Grant County Solid Waste also offers tire amnesty events.  

Reduce & Reuse

We can help reduce waste by making careful choices about what we buy, use and throw away.

Solid Waste Planning

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee assists the Board of County Commissioners in the development of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal, in the preparation of solid waste management plans, and by reviewing and commenting on proposed rules, policies, or ordinances relating to solid waste prior to their adoption.

Special Handling Waste

Some waste requires special handling.