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The Dalles Disposal Transfer Station

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The Dalles Disposal Transfer Station is open to the public.

The Dalles Disposal Transfer Station
1317 W 1st St,
The Dalles, OR 97058


The Dalles Disposal Transfer Station Hours

The Transfer Station is closed on six holidays:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM
Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Sunday Closed

Rural Recycle Depot & Sherman County Transfer Station Hours

2nd Friday & Saturday each month Moro 9:00am - 4:30pm
3rd Friday & Saturday each month Wasco 9:00am - 4:30pm
4th Friday & Saturday each month Rufus 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday & Tuesday each week Grass Valley 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Solid Waste Transfer Station Site

  • On Welk Rd Near Biggs
  • Open every 2nd & 4th Saturday from 10am until 2pm

Materials Accepted at Transfer Station

At The Dalles Disposal we strive to assure complete safety of our employees, our customers and the public in all of our operations.  For safety, environmental, and legal reasons not all materials are accepted at the Transfer Station.

Materials Accepted

The Dalles Disposal Transfer Station accepts non-hazardous municipal solid waste.

  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Clean corrugated cardboard
  • Construction and demolition (C&D) debris
  • Electronic waste
  • Household Hazard Waste (on scheduled event days)
  • Metal
  • Non-hazardous household waste
  • Non-hazardous business waste
  • Commingled recycling
  • Container glass (glass bottles & jars)
  • Tires

Materials Not Accepted

This Transfer Station does not accept hazardous waste and the items below.  For hazardous waste disposal, please contact your local municipality or county.

  • Asbestos
  • Ashes hot or cold
  • Business hazardous waste
  • Liquids
  • Propane tanks

What is a Transfer Station?

A Waste Transfer Station is a facility where non-hazardous municipal solid waste (MSW) and recycling is unloaded from collection vehicles and briefly held while it is reloaded onto larger long-distance transport vehicles for shipment to landfills, Materials Recovery Facilities, or other treatment or disposal facilities.

According to the EPA:

"Waste transfer stations make solid waste collection more efficient and reduce overall transportation costs, air emissions, energy use, truck traffic, and road wear and tear."

Transfer Station Safety Policies and Procedures

Please find below the policies and procedures for the Transfer Station. Our goal is to make a safe experience for everyone. It is especially important for all our customers, residents, and employees to follow these procedures to ensure everyone’s safety.

  1. Hours of Operation. Check our website for hours or weather-related closures.
  2. Speed Limit. At all times, customers must obey the posted speed limit and traffic signals for the roadways at the site.
  3. Cell Phones. Cell phone use is strictly prohibited on site: at the scale, while driving and unloading.
  4. Smoking. Smoking is not allowed at any time on site.
  5. Scavenging. No person can pick through the material dumped on the tipping floor. All material dumped on the floor becomes the property of County Waste and Recycling.
  6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). All drivers, passengers and visitors will always wear the required PPE while on site. This includes a hard hat, safety glasses, sturdy shoes, high-visibility vest, and ear protection if applicable.
  7. No Alcohol is permitted on site at any time.
  8. Tarps. All trucks, containers or trailers should remain tarped until on the tipping floor. Do not remove the tarp while waiting in line. Any vehicle that is not clean after dumping should be tarped before leaving the tipping floor.
  9. Dumpsters and Compactors. Dumpsters and Compactors will not leave the tipping floor before doors are closed and debris is cleaned from the frame and rear of the truck.
  10. Turnbuckles. No driver shall open turnbuckles prior to entering the tipping floor.
  11. Clam trucks. All booms will be lowered, doors closed, and debris cleaned from the rear of the truck before exiting the floor.
  12. Banging Compactors or Roll Off Boxes on the floor will not be allowed due to the damage it causes to the floor.
  13. Vehicles. Do not leave vehicle unattended.

Violators of any of these policies or procedures will be reported. Repeat offenders may be denied access to the transfer station.

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