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NEWS & Events
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS:
The spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection events are scheduled near the end of April. For more information, go to the Household Hazardous Waste tab on the left.
TIRE AMNESTY EVENTS:
For more information on upcoming tire amnesty events, go to the Recycling Opportunities Page to the left.
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.
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 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.
Drop Box Site
Grant County operates the Mattawa drop box site. This is a rural disposal site with limited 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.
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.
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.