Refuse & Recycling


Refuse service is available for Town of Friday Harbor In Town customers.

Program Information & Rules

Click on the appropriate tab below for information on programs offered.

  1. Plastic Film Collection
  2. Refuse
  3. Recycling
  4. Yard Waste
  5. Hazardous Waste

What is the Plastic Film Recycling Pilot Program?

The Town of Friday Harbor has partnered with SC Johnson to provide a plastic film recycling program. This is a one-year pilot program. Want to learn more about Piloting Curbside Recycling?
Visit SC Johnson Stories.


Single-Family and Multi-Family residences within town limits only

Collection Schedule

October 27, 2021 - September 28, 2022

Fourth Wednesday of every month

Pricing & Container Information

  • FREE
  • Plastic film bins were provided to all eligible residences prior to the start of this program.  Contact Town Hall if you did not receive yours.

How to Participate

  • Put clean and dry plastic bags and plastic film inside a plastic bag. 
  • When it is about the size of a soccer ball, tie the top of the outer bag in a knot. 
  • Put your bag of bags in your provided plastic film recycling bin.
  • Place your provided plastic film recycling bin at your curbside pick-up location by 9:00 a.m.

Materials Accepted in Your Plastic Film Only Bin
(All items must be clean and dry)

  • Bread bags
  • Grocery bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Produce bags
  • Plastic newspaper wrapping
  • Food storage bags (including Ziploc®)
  • Plastic wraps around multi-packs of drink bottles, paper towels, diapers, etc.
  • Bubble wrap/air pillows (popped)
  • Plastic lining from cereal boxes
  • Plastic shipping envelopes (remove labeling)

Plastic Film Recycle Service DOES NOT Include

  • Multi-layer film (chip bags, pet food bags, etc.)
  • Pre-washed salad mix bags
  • Candy wrappers
  • Waxed paper containers
  • Polystyrene or foam containers
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Food-soiled paper and cardboard
  • Diapers
  • Feminine products
  • Biodegradable or compostable bags
  • Aerosol cans

For more information or questions about our Plastic Film Recycle service, please call 360-378-2810.