Lautenbach to take over transfer station in June

Under a new contract with San Juan County, Lautenbach Recycling will take over operations at the town-owned transfer station on Sutton Road on San Juan Island.

Keys will be transferred June 1, but operations and hours will continue with minimal changes while Lautenbach completes required environmental work and restores tipping floor capabilities to the site.

“We’ll need a few months to implement some customer-friendly changes,” said Troy Lautenbach, founder and president of the 20-year-old recycling and waste transfer company bearing the family name. “My brother Torrey and I will be smoothing out wrinkles in operations, and we’ll both be meeting with customers and other residents to find out your ideas to make things work better.”

Steve Wehrly and John Vejvoda will be operating the facility. Give Wehrly a call at 298-6808 with your ideas, or to arrange a meeting with one or both of the Lautenbach brothers.

Lautenbach is planning to host an open house at the Sutton Road facility later in the summer, but don’t hesitate to call anytime or stop by to talk with Werhly or Vejvoda, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“We hope old and new patrons will offer ideas how we can improve both recycling and garbage operations,” Wehrly said. “This will be a new experience for all of us. We need the community’s help to make it a success for everyone.”

For more information, visit the website at, twitter is @SanJuanTransfer. For the company:, or call the Skagit County home office at 360-757-4000.


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