King County Northeast Recycling & Transfer Station (NERTS)
King County will soon replace the aging Houghton Recycling and Waste Transfer Station serving residents of Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, and unincorporated northeast King County. The Houghton Transfer Station is one of King County's busiest transfer stations, but it offers limited recycling services and lacks the capacity to expand or provide more recycling services to meet the needs of a growing population.
King County plans to close the existing Houghton Transfer Station and build a larger, easy-to-use facility with more recycling options. The new transfer station will be a modern, enclosed facility that meets the latest environmental standards.
Visit King County's Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station Project website to learn more about the goals of the Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station project, take a virtual transfer station tour, sign up for news updates, and more.
Sites Under Consideration
Proposed Woodinville Site
Challenge 1: Traffic Impact
Challenge 2: Economic Impact & Business Displacement
Challenge 3: Proximity to Residential Neighborhoods, Trail & Private K-12 School
Challenge 4: Known Critical Areas
City of Woodinville's Position
Thank you for attending the NERTS Community Presentation in Woodinville!
On March 15, King County representatives visited City Hall to present project information and answer community questions on the Northeast Recycling & Transfer Station project.
A recording of the meeting is available here: March 15 NERTS Community Meeting
Upcoming Opportunities for Public Input
King County will continue to work with the public. If you would like to share your thoughts with the County, please visit the King County NERTS website here: Northeast Recycling & Transfer Station project - King County