Wood Waste - Creosote Treated

(Last Updated: 4/5/2021)

Dimensional wood waste/lumber is solid wood, lumber, or pallets. Creosotes are a type of wood preservative. Railroad ties, utility poles, and pilings were once treated with this hazardous material.


Creosote treated lumber cannot be recycled.


Residents can bring small truck beds of creosote lumber to Olympic View Transfer Station without a waste profile. Cut the lumber into 4 foot lengths. Lumber over 8 feet may be charged the bulky waste rate.

Information listed here is for household items only. For business instructions, visit the Business Disposal and Recycling Guide.