Port Townsend Paper

We regulate the air, water, and hazardous waste activities at the Port Townsend Paper Corporation pulp and paper mill in Port Townsend.

Air quality: Pulper upgrade project

On July 23, 2019, we issued final air quality notice of construction order 16293, which allows the Port Townsend Paper mill to replace an existing piece of equipment that produces pulp from recycled cardboard in batches with one that operates continuously.

The current pulper has the ability to make 480 oven-dried tons of pulp (ODTP) each day, while the proposed pulper could make up to 720 ODTP each day. Because this project does not include changes to the kraft pulping part of the mill, which is where most of the smell from the mill comes from, we do not expect an increase in odors. 

Facility information

This facility is a kraft pulp and paper mill.

  • With around 300 employees, the mill makes about 901 tons of paper, containerboard, and unbleached pulp each day.
  • It treats its wastewater and sends it to Port Townsend Bay.

Odor reporting

To report odor you believe is from the Port Townsend Paper mill, please provide the following information.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Odor description
  • Any health impacts experienced

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Permit information

Even though the facility's air permit has expired, it remains in effect while we work on the next permit.

Port Townsend Paper contacts

Company website
Facility phone: 509-379-4224
Location: 100 Mill Road, Port Townsend, WA