Extended Ephrata Landfill Hours starting Saturday, May 15th
Grant County announces that the Ephrata Landfill will extend the operating hours on Saturdays only. Effective May 15, 2021, the landfill will be open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays. The operating hours will remain 7:30 am to 3:00 pm on Monday through Friday. The landfill is closed on Memorial Day, 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.
For more information, contact the Ephrata Landfill at 754-4319.
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
The Solid Waste Division is funded by tipping fees at the Grant County Landfill and the drop box sites. 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.
Grant County operates the Mattawa drop box site and the Coulee City drop box site. These are rural disposal sites with limited operating hours.
Grant County Solid Waste provides information to Grant County residents regarding recycling opportunities as well as information on hazardous waste disposal options.
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.
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.
Grant County Solid Waste provides recycling opportunities at the Grant County Landfill and most drop box sites.
We can help reduce waste by making careful choices about what we buy, use and throw away.
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.
Some waste requires special handling.