Reduce Your Waste Bill
Reducing your household waste is easy to do and best of all, it will save you money. More than 30 percent of most household garbage is either paper packaging or food scraps.
You can easily recycle all kinds of plastic coated, taped and stapled cardboard, mail pieces and packaging. You can compost yard waste, food-soiled paper and napkins, pizza delivery boxes and kitchen scraps. Learn more about what goes in each bin and how to recycle other items here.
Your bill is based on the size of your garbage container; recycling and compost are already included. Swap your 32-gallon cart for a 20-gallon mini-can and save more than $5 per month. Change from a 64-gallon cart to a 45- or 32-gallon cart, and reduce your bill by one-third to one-half!
Recology Waste Discounts
Recology offers low income households and low income seniors discounts for those residents that meet the eligible qualifications and apply for the utility discount with the City.
Wildlife Resistant Carts
April 2023 Update: Bear Resistant Canisters are currently on back-order. We will provide an update once that changes.
Recology offers two types of wildlife-resistant carts. Both types are designed to resist bears and other wildlife, but neither is “bear-proof.” Removing temptation is the best way to keep bears and other animals away from your home, family, and neighbors. Put your cart out on the morning of service, not the night before, and store it inside so that animals cannot get to it.
To request a wildlife-resistant cart:
- Emailor call Recology at 425-837-1234
Visit the Recology website for more information.
Service to Your Business
Are you a business? See our commercial garbage, recycling and composting page.