South County Recycling and Transfer Station

Project Details

Owner: King County

Architect: HDR

Consulting Engineer: FSi Engineers
Total SF: 60,000 square feet
Location: Algona, WA

Expected Completion: 2024

Energy Performance: Targeting LBC Energy Petal Pathway

King County is designing and building a new recycling and garbage transfer station to replace the 1960s-era Algona Transfer Station. The new station will offer a full array of recycling services, hazardous waste disposal for households and qualifying business, sustainable building features, offsite wetlands improvements, on-site creek enhancements, public art, and other community benefits. King County will keep the existing Algona Transfer Station open throughout construction of the new facility.


To pursue a more environmentally friendly and regenerative future, King County has committed to registering at least ten Zero Energy/ Living Building Challenge projects by 2020 and the South County Recycling and Transfer Station is part of this effort. The commitment is a priority action in the County's 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan, as an effort to meet the County’s target of 100% of new capital projects be carbon neutral by 2030.