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Multi-family residents are those who live in an apartment, condo, or townhouse. If you live in a house where only one family lives, check out our services for Single Family.

If you are a resident in an apartment or condo
Learn about the available services and how to use them.

If you own or manage a multi-family property
Multifamily property managers can find resources to reduce waste at your apartment or condo complex in our Multifamily Toolkit.

Who to Contact for Assistance
  • Missed pickup: contact Waste Management at 1-800-592-9995
  • Adjust service levels: contact Waste Management at 1-800-592-9995
  • Begin compost service: contact Kirkland's Recycling Hotline at or 425-587-3812
  • Assistance with recycling at your property: contact Kirkland's Recycling Hotline at or 425-587-3812
  • Questions about what is recyclable: contact Kirkland's Recycling Hotline at or 425-587-3812

Tools and Resources to Improve Recycling for Multi-family Property Managers

Property managers have an important role in helping their residents reduce waste and recycle more. They can help educate residents about recycling standards and make recycling more accessible and convenient at their properties.

Property managers can download resources to print or email to residents through our Multifamily Waste Reduction Toolkit.

City staff are aware of space constraints and location challenges, and are happy to provide free assistance and resources to property managers to help them reach recycling goals. Contact the City’s Recycling Program at or 425-587-3812 with questions or for assistance.​

Rates, Requirements, and Design Guidelines

Rates and Containers

Recycling more and reducing your trash container size can save money. For information on all container sizes available and their costs, review the 2017-2018 rate sheet.

Recycling Capacity Requirements at Multi-Family Properties

The City of Kirkland works to support increased recycling and waste reduction at apartments and condos. In this effort, the Kirkland Municipal Code, KMC 16.08.012 (G), states that multifamily properties must have recycling service, and must have enough capacity for recyclables. The code details that properties shall provide an equal amount of space for recycling and for trash. For properties that need assistance adjusting their services to meet this 1:1 ratio, city staff can provide free on-site assistance.

Pre-Approved Enclosure Designs

The City of Kirkland has pre-approved plans for enclosure design. Properties are encouraged to contact WM or the City of Kirkland for assistance with placement of bins and enclosure construction.

Public Works
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Operations & Maintenance
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries

Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902