Pope Marine Buidling and City DockThe natural beauty and geography that make Port Townsend a unique place to live are the ones we need to protect in order to share it with our children. This is a both a working community and tourist destination, and so is tightly knit and very social. Because of both a small population and infinite variety of characters, many groups and organizations have sprouted and there is something going on for just about any interest.

You'll find a high number of self-employed and small businesses in the area. Retirees here become involved in both paid employment and as volunteers. Families have wonderful parks and a number of educational options. The Visitor Center can provide a Relocation Packet by mail, if you require printed materials: 360-385-2722.

The average sale price for homes in the core Uptown and Downtown areas is about $370,000 as of early-2017. There are limited rental properties and average $1000-$1600 per month. If you make less than about $50,000/year finding affordable housing is tough. Do not go by zip code - that does not reflect properties accurately and actually covers everything from Discovery Bay at Hignway 101 which is over 13 miles away.

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Helpful Resources

Home Builders and Construction - New construction, remodels, excavation, services.

Maps - East Jefferson County, Olympic Peninsula and Port Townsend area.

Transportation - Options available.

Education - Schools and opportunities for learning in the area.

Real Estate - Companies selling property, Apartments and long term rentals in the area. Use Walk Score to find walkable/bikeable neighborhoods.

Phone Service

ISP Internet Service Providers

Newspapers

Radio and Television

Mail and Post Office Information

Cable and Satellite

Utility Inspections - City of Port Townsend.

Storage and Moving Businesses

Utilities: Electrical, Water and Sewer

City of Port Townsend
Form for "Authorization to Bill for Utility Services"
Finance Department 360-385-2700

Jefferson County PUD
Customer Service 360-385-5800

Utilities: Oil and Gas Companies

Mountain Propane
Mountain Propane is a locally owned and operated, full service propane store with many years of experience in the propane industry among the staff.
360-385-6883 Email

Sunshine Propane
360-683-4010

Ferrellgas Inc
360-385-6998

Pacific Oil Products
360-379-8830

Utilities: Residential or Commercial Garbage Service/Recycling Centers

Residential curbside collection and commercial garbage pickup is available throughout Port Townsend & Jefferson County. Call these numbers for information on rates and schedules and to get service:

Jefferson County Public Works
Recycling, Garbage & Hazardous Waste
360-385-9160

Jefferson County Solid Waste Transfer Station/Landfill
325 County Landfill Rd. Jacob Miller Road, 3/4 mile off Highway 20, south of Port Townsend. Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except public holidays.
360-385-0404

Quilcene Dropbox Site
295312 Highway 101, South of Quilcene. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
360-765-3051

Recycling in Jefferson County

Polystyrene - Call Christopher Overman 360-301-5895
Glass, cardboard, mixed paper, newspaper - Transfer Station/Port Townsend Recycle Center (see Recycling)
Curbside Recycling - DM Disposal Co. Inc. in Port Townsend every other week.
Oil and Antifreeze - Port Townsend Recycle Center
Electronics - Transfer Station/Port Townsend Recycle Center

For other locations go to E-Cycle Washington.

Jefferson County residents can recycle TVs, computer CPUs and monitors for FREE at Goodwill, Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., located at 602 Howard St.

Making sure electronics like televisions do not end up in the garbage, in landfills and ultimately in the environment, is the one way to protect people from the serious health effects of toxic chemicals and heavy metals. If your old TV still works and is in good condition, someone else may be able to use it. There are several other ways to pass on electronic items for reuse:

- Contact charities or non-profits
- Sell or recycle your item
- Use an online website such as FreeCycle

Whatever you decide to do with your computer, it is recommended that you remove all information before recycling, donating, or selling it.

Compost Availability and Pickup Days
City of Port Townsend Biosolids/Compost Facility
360-385-7908

Curbside Pickup Services, Rates, Schedules for City of Port Townsend and Jefferson County
DM Disposal 360-385-6612
City of Port Townsend utility billing 360-385-2700

Education Programs, Waste Reduction and Recycling
Jefferson County Public Works 360-385-9160 or
Jefferson County Public Health 360-385-9444

Peninsula Recycling
360-379-9404

Skookum Recycling
360-385-7678

Drug Take-Back Program
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Port Townsend Police Department have begun programs to take back and safely dispose of unwanted or expired medications. This program helps keep such items out of landfills and our water supply. Personal information is not collected from those individuals disposing of items.

The Port Townsend drop off location is 1925 Blaine Street, Port Townsend. The hours are Monday -Friday, 8:00-5:00. Please call 360-385- 2322 if you have questions.
 
The Jefferson County drop off location is 79 Elkins Road, Port Hadlock. The hours are 8:30-4:00, Monday-Friday.  Please call 360-385-3831 if you have questions.

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