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Posted on: November 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Snohomish County Restricts Use of Mechanical Unload Devices at Drop Box Sites

Contact: Fay Lim
Communications Supervisor
(425) 388-6413

Contact: Allison Tabiando
Communications Specialist II
(425) 388-3126

Snohomish County Restricts Use of Mechanical Unload Devices at Drop Box Sites

Effective Sunday, November 15, 2015, all materials brought to drop box sites must be unloaded by hand

EVERETT, Wash., November 2, 2015 – Due to safety concerns, mechanical unload devices will no longer be allowed to be used at any Snohomish County Drop Box site. All items must be unloaded manually. There are three drop box sites, also known as Neighborhood Recycling and Disposal Centers (NRDCs), located in Granite Falls, Snohomish, and Sultan. The policy change goes into effect on Sunday, November 15, 2015.

Customers may still mechanically unload garbage at all three county transfer stations, located in Arlington, Everett, and Mountlake Terrace.

For more information, including drop box site and transfer station locations and hours, visit or call 425-388-3425.

About Snohomish County Public Works
The Snohomish County Public Works Department employs approximately 600 staff members that develop and maintain county roads; control and manage surface water quantity, quality, and fish habitats; and oversee the recycling and disposal of solid waste. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Public Works, visit

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