Solid Waste

NOTICES:

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.

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 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.