Residents will see increased solid waste fees starting in July.
The City’s previous contract with Cleanscapes/Recology was signed in 2012, with extremely low rates due to the economy and competition at the time. This put the collection rates in Issaquah significantly lower than neighboring cities. The City exercised all extensions to keep rates for our residents as low as possible, but that contract ends June 30, 2023.
The City launched a two-week customer survey in March 2022 to get input from residents about what they valued most in this next contract.
Based on that feedback and the proposals from multiple regional haulers, City Council chose to create a new contract with Recology which did include an increase in rates, but also an increase in overall level of service. That contract goes into effect July 1, 2023.
The new contract rates are competitive within the Puget Sound region. All Cities who recently entered into new contracts with solid waste haulers are experiencing a significant increase in customer rates.
Recology sent a mailer to all residents in May 2023 with the new rates, ways to downsize your bins to save money, and other tips.
Visit Recology's website for additional resources.
Discounts are available to qualifying residents.
Questions related to your Recology solid waste service? Emailed Recology or contact them by phone at 425-837-1234.