As the City looks toward the future of the end of State Street with the newly expanded Wastewater Treatment Facility, the recycling center no longer fits well with that location. This parking area will still provide the kiosk for picking up the Sumner Grow soil amendment, but its increasing use as parking for accessing the Sumner Link Trail is not the most compatible use of space with a recycling center. With a very similar recycling center already located only 1.5 miles away off East Main in Puyallup, by the Elks Club (see map below), we believe this decision will not negatively impact Sumner citizens in their recycling efforts but will improve the new uses of the State Street area/Sumner Link Trail.
Information/Directions to Recycling Center: From Sumner, follow Traffic Avenue as it becomes Puyallup’s East Main. Turn right on 27th Street NE, which is the very first right after the Shaw Road light. Follow to its dead end in the parking lot at the Elks Club. Turn left. Recycling bins are located there, before Linden Golf Club. There are bins for cardboard, newspaper and glass.
Other options include DM Disposal’s facility at 70th Ave East off Levy Rd in Fife. This site closes at 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday, and is open on weekends, limited to when staff is present. Second, Bonney Lake offers two glass only areas, one at Allan Yorke Park – Ball field #4 parking lot in the 19400 block of Bonney Lake Blvd E and the Justice Center’s gravel parking lot at 18411 89th St E, open daily 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Another option is the Pierce County Transfer Stations with more information here.
Construction currently means that access to the shed for the Sumner Grow soil amendment is temporarily closed. Access to the biosolid will return in its normal location next to the Treatment Facility. In the meantime, the City of Sumner will continue to provide truck deliveries.