Business Waste Collection Services

Garbage service is provided by Waste Management. Waste collection service is mandatory, and includes recycling. Food scrap collection service is available at no additional cost to qualifying businesses. Free assistance is available for businesses to improve recycling and right-size your containers.

Garbage, Recycling, and Food Scrap Collection Service

What We Accept

Click the color-coded carts to learn about the available waste collection services and what we accept in each container.

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Recycle
(blue dumpster or cart)

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Food Scraps
(gray cart)

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Garbage
(green dumpster or cart)

Download our business recycling guide(PDF, 2MB).

Rates

Commercial waste collection rates are based on both container size and frequency of collection. See a one-page summary(PDF, 439KB) of rates and dumpster sizes available.

Service Information

How do I start or change my service?

Contact Waste Management for customer service at 1-800-592-9995 or pnwcmservices@wm.com.

What happens if service is delayed due to inclement weather?

You can get the latest updates about service adjustments due to inclement weather on Waste Management's Weatherboard, or by calling 1-800-592-9995.

In the event of a delay, service is provided as soon as WM can safely access your business. Typically, service days are simply pushed forward.

What holidays is service not provided?

Waste Management provides service on all holidays except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. For customers whose service falls on or after those holidays during the week, service is delayed by one day that week.

Is recycling mandatory?

Yes, businesses are required to recycle, under Ordinance O-469, passed in 2019.

Recycling Requirements

  • Businesses must have as much capacity for recycling as they do for garbage (the City can provide assistance in meeting this standard)
  • Businesses must recycle, at a minimum, newspapers, mixed papers, and recyclable bottles, cans and plastic containers
  • Whenever possible, trash and recycling receptacles should be located directly next to each other

How can my business start composting food scraps?

compost carts with large compost poster at commercial property Food scrap collection service is available at no additional cost to eligible businesses!

Learn about our food scrap collection program

Free assistance and resources for businesses

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Request free resources and personalized assistance

During the pandemic, we are not offering site visits but we are still here to help! Our staff can recommend personalized changes for your business to make to recycle better. We can provide free resources(PDF, 231KB) like posters and deskside recycling bins, and help adjust your service levels if needed.

Email recycle@kirklandwa.gov to request assistance or free resources. You can also call 425-587-3812 - please leave a voicemail with your business name and address, contact name and phone number, and what support you are looking for.

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