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Transfer Station

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Monday – Saturday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm *(loads only accepted until 3:45 pm)

Holiday Office Closures:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Presidents’ Day (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Fourth Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Native American Day (Fourth Friday in September)
  • Veterans’ Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Day after Christmas (December 26)

Banned Items

This is the limited list of items that the Pala Transfer Station DOES NOT ACCEPT for disposal:

  • Treated wood (Wood that appears to have been stabbed evenly up and down with a flathead screwdriver)
  • Soil
  • Dirt
  • Rocks/Gravel/Sand
  • Sod
  • Palm Trees/Palm Trunk/Palm Leaves
  • Cinderblock
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Junked Cars
  • Construction/Demolition Debris

Right to Refuse

The Pala Transfer Station reserves the right to refuse any materials at its sole discretion.

Disposal Rates

One of the most important things the Pala Environmental Department does is manage solid waste on the reservation. We’re talking about everything from household garbage to hazardous waste, old tires, food waste, yard trimmings, construction debris, and more.

We have several grant-funded programs that give us the resources we need to keep trash from polluting our community.

Pala Transfer Station Disposal Rates

Rates were last updated on February 26, 2024.

Trash Loads
Up to 800 lbs.                               $90
801 lbs. to 2,000 lbs. (1 ton)      $115*
2,001 lbs. to 4,000 lbs. (2 tons)  $230*
*one ton = 2,000 lbs. $90/ton after 2,000 lbs.

Household Appliances & Furniture  
Household Appliances               $40 each
Refrigerators/AC Units              $55 each
Sofas                                               $30 each
Large Chairs/Recliners               $15 each
Mattresses                                     $15 each

Car Tires           $10 each
SUV Tires         $15 each
Truck Tires       $20 each

Surcharges – Long Items
Surcharge for 12 ft. items                        $85 each*
Surcharge for 12 ft. to 20 ft. items         $100 each*
*plus the weight at $110/ton

Clean Green Loads
Up to 800 lbs.                                $90
801 lbs. to 2,000 lbs. (1 ton)      $115
2,001 lbs. to 4,000 lbs. (2 tons)  $230
*one ton = 2,000 lbs. $90/ton after 2,000 lbs.

Tree Stump Surcharge
$85 each*
*plus the weight at $230/ton

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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Events

The Pala Transfer Station (PTS) only accepts household hazardous waste (HHW) from Pala Tribal members, residents, and employees for free during quarterly HHW disposal events. These events are the only time that the PTS will accept HHW.

Bring your Tribal ID, a piece of mail with your Pala address, or your employee ID when bringing HHW to a disposal event. HHW will NOT be accepted from anyone who is not a Pala Tribal member or who lives or works outside Pala.

Learn more about HHW on the Household Hazardous Waste page.

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