A step-by-step guide for first-time customers (or long-time friends that are returning).
Before You Come (optional)
Think ahead and plan how to load your solid waste materials to speed up unloading during your visit.
Separate out recyclables from items you are throwing away
If using an open truck or trailer bed, put a tarp on to keep debris from flying off into traffic (and as a bonus, keep the rain off so as not to incur extra water poundage when being weighed).
Download our on-site map of where various waste materials are to be dropped off (don’t worry, we will have extra copies at the main weigh-in scale).
For extra preparedness, visit our full immersive 360-degree virtual tour to explore our facilities. Click Here.
We are located just over 2 miles north of the Bellingham Airport and a half-mile west off the I-5 Freeway Exit 260.
Put this address into your GPS:
4916 Labounty Drive, Ferndale, WA 98248
Or click our Google Maps Link: Google Map Clickable Link
Driving west on Slater Road, through two roundabouts, you will see a sign at the intersection of LaBounty Drive for RDS. Turn Right.
Wait for your turn to move onto the in-bound scale to be weighed.
Talk to our friendly staff about what you are disposing / recycling so they can check you in and direct you to the right spot (ask any questions you might have).
Drive to the designated bins (see PDF map above).
Unload your trash / recyclables.
Check out at any of our three outbound scale (they are all interconnected) to be reweighted.
You can pay with cash, checks and Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit cards.
Head back to the LaBounty Drive and enjoy the rest of your day.
If you have questions, just give us a call.
SUMMER HOURS (Start on June 30):
Seven days a week
7:30 am to 5:55 pm
Winter Hours Start on September 1 with closing at 5:25 pm
Limited hours on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
4916 Labounty Drive,
Ferndale, WA 98248
Google Map Clickable Link
Long/Lat: 48.819435 -122.56134
P.O. Box 2219
Ferndale, WA 98248-2219
Fax: (360) 384-0873
Businesses: Would you like to set up a charge account with RDS and get billed monthly? Complete this credit application and then mail or fax back to us.