The Tulalip Tribes are a federally recognized tribe
and successors in interest to the Snohomish,
Snoqualmie, Skykomish, and other allied tribes and
bands that signed the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott.

Solid Waste And Recycling


Tulalip Tribes Solid Waste and Recycling Program's goal is to clean up and maintain a clean and healthy environment on the Tulalip Reservation by developing and implementing and Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan (ISWM) Plan, a tribal code or ordinance and regulations, begin recycling programs, etc. Our goal is to educate the children and the community in recycling and reducing waste with community meetings and functions that will teach us how important recycling is on our environment.

Mission Statement

The Tulalip Recycling Program aims to help improve the environment and protect the land for future children. Through the recycling program we will be able to:

  • Reduce waste going to landfills
  • Conserve precious natural resources
  • Lower our carbon footprint
  • Lower wast management costs

Elder/Senior Pick Up Days

Elder/Senior Garbage Pick-Up

Tuesdays and Fridays

Elder/Senior Recycling Pick-Up


Government Building Recycling Pick-Up


If you have any questions on pickup times, then please Contact Us.

** Must be an elder (age 62+) for garbage pickup.**

Shelco Transfer Station

The Tulalip Tribes do not own or operate the Shelco Transfer Station. For questions regarding items accepted please call, 360-657-2855

  • Tribal members may use the dump seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tribal members may dump 200lbs of garbage free of charge
  • Any amount over 200lbs and the customer will be responsible for paying the balance
  • Tribal members must show tribal ID to use the dump. The tribal member who wants to use the dump must be present
  • Dumping rights may not be transferred to another person
  • One trip per household, per day for all Tulalip Tribal Members
  • Tribal members DO NOT have to live on the Tulalip Reservation to use the dump
  • The dump operator reserves the right to refuse access to anyone
  • These rules are non-negotiable


Recycling 101

Why Should We Recycle

  • Saves Natural Resources - By making products from recycled materials instead of virgin materials, we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil and dig for minerals.
  • Saves Energy - It usually takes less energy to make recycled products; recycled aluminum, for example, takes 95% less energy than new aluminum from bauxite ore.
  • Saves Clean Air and Water - In most cases, making products from recycled materials creates less air pollution and water pollution than making products from virgin materials.
  • Saves Landfill Space - When the materials that you recycle go into new products, they don't go into landfills or incinerators, so landfill space is conserved.
  • Saves Money and Creates Jobs - The recycling process creates far more jobs than landfills or incinerators, and recycling can frequently be the least expensive waste management method for cities and towns.

What Can Be Recycled?

Many objects around the office that are thrown out each day can easily be recycled. It only takes a second and the impact will be felt for lifetimes to come.


  • Glass Bottles - No Lids
  • Milk Containers
  • Juice Boxes
  • Plastic Dairy Tubs
  • Aluminum Cans
  • #1 and #2 Plastic Beverage Containers
  • Plastic Bottles - No Caps


  • White Paper
  • Envelopes (with or without windows)
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Some Color Paper
  • Paperback Books
  • Catalogs and Phone Books
  • Shredded paper - must be in securely tied clear bags
  • Frozen food boxes


  • Boxes - must be flat
  • Paperboard

Printer Cartridges

  • Most cartridges can be recycled. Contact the recycling department for information on your cartridge

If not on the list, dispose of in the trash.

What Cannot Be Recycled?

While many objects can be recycled there are a few objects that cannot be recycled. Please keep this in mind when using them and be sure to properly dispose of them.


  • Manila Folders
  • Neon Colored Papers
  • Loose shredded paper
  • Paper towels, plates, or napkins


  • Package Stuffing - such as peanuts
  • Cereal Card Board
  • Food-Soiled Paper or Boxes

Printer Cartridges

  • Most cartridges can be recycled. Contact the recycling department for information on your cartridge.


  • We are not taking batteries for recycling at this time.


  • Lose Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Film
  • Plastic Take-Out Containers
  • Plastic Cups, Plates, or Utensils
  • Disposable Diapers or Rags
  • Light Bulbs
  • Mirrors or Window Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Lids or Caps
  • Greasy or Sharp Scrap Metal
  • Needles or Syringes
  • Toxic Containers (Antifreeze, oil, pesticides)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Solid Waste Management & Recycling Coordinator: Al Jones.
  • By getting educated by learning more about recycling and reusing waste and the effects on our environment if we don't; and by attending community functions that educate us on how and what to recycle.
  • To ensure our reservation has the highest quality of environmental, public, and personal health and safety by recycling & reusing waste.

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Contact Us

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6406 Marine Drive
Tulalip, WA 98271
(Driving Directions)

Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator
Skyler Hatch