Serving the Fruit Packing Industry Since 1937
Phone: (509) 248-6270


Central Washington Recycling

Michelsen Packaging Company operates recycling centers in both Yakima and Wenatchee, known as Central Washington Recycling.

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Central Washington Recycling accepts the following recyclable materials:

  • Old corrugated containers
  • Mixed paper (newspapers, magazines, documents, etc.)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Plastic bottles; #1 PET soda bottles and #2 HDPE milk jugs

Drop boxes for mixed paper are located around Yakima with proceeds going to charities.

What happens to the recyclable materials we collect?

  • Old corrugated containers are sold to paper mills to be made into new boxes.
  • Mixed paper is used in our own manufacturing processes.
  • Aluminum is shipped to Anheuser Busch and re-manufactured into beverage containers.
  • Plastics are shipped to a manufacturer of resin pellets.

Central Washington Recycling no longer accepts electronic waste or glass of any kind.


Central Washington Recycling
102 N 2nd Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 248-3513
Tuesday-Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm

Central Washington Recycling
1105 Hawley
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 662-2157 or
(509) 663-6671
Tues-Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm