General Services

The Roads Division

The road division is responsible for:

  • Chip sealing and surface patching
  • Ditch and culvert maintenance
  • Interlocal agency reimbursable work
  • Minor road construction
  • Road and bridge maintenance and repair
  • Snow and ice control

The Solid Waste Division

Operates and maintains the Transfer Station and recycle bin located at the summit of KM Mountain. Open Thursdays and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For prices view the Rate Schedule (PDF).

Solid Waste Restrictions

Barrel's must have 1 end cut off. Refrigerators and stoves must have doors off.  They also maintain the recycle bins located at Wahkiakum High School, Puget Island Fire Hall, and Skamokawa Fire Hall. Paint cans and chemical containers must be empty and all lids off

Restricted Items:

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Brush
  • Car Bodies
  • Dead Animals
  • Gas Tanks
  • Propane Tanks
  • Tires (Cowlitz Co. accepts for additional fee)

Recycle Bins Accept:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Catalogues
  • Magazines  
  • Newspapers
  • Plastic Bottles

Current Construction Projects

  • Clear Creek Fish Passage - In Design
  • Ferry Ramp Modifications


The Public Works Department issues the following permits:

  • Culvert Installation
  • Driveway approaches to county roads
  • Work on County Roads

On-Call Consultants Roster

In accordance with Chapter 39.80 RCW, Wahkiakum County is inviting statements of qualifications and performance from firms interested in providing architectural, engineering and other professional services. All qualified firms shall be added in each on-call roster category based upon qualifying criteria. Firms desiring consideration should submit a completed Consultant Services Questionnaire (PDF) and any firm brochure. Email Public Works for further details or call them.