Waste and Recycling Contacts

Waste Management is the City's contracted hauler, and can resolve service issues. The City's Utility Billing Department can resolve issues with billing for single family customers. The City's Recycling Hotline can answer questions about how to dispose of or recycle materials.

Contact Information

Who to Contact for Assistance

Service Issues (including missed pickups and broken carts)

  • Change cart sizecontact Waste Management
  • Request a free replacement for a broken or missing cartcontact Waste Management
  • Report a missed pickupcontact Waste Management (online form)
  • Add extra yard waste cart (monthly rate) - contact Waste Management
  • Add free food scrap service to business or multi-family account - complete our online application, or contact Recycling Hotline with questions
  • Update contact information to receive Waste Management service alerts - submit updated contact information through the Our Kirkland portal or contact Utility Billing
  • Check for weather-related service delays - visit Waste Management's Weatherboard or contact Waste Management
  • Request support for carts repeatedly blocking sidewalks and bike lanes - submit a request through the Our Kirkland portal or contact Recycling Hotline

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Service Accommodations and Holds

  • Request carryout service - contact Waste Management
  • Request service for customers with disabilities - contact Utility Billing
  • Request vacation service hold (6 week minimum) - contact Utility Billing

Billing Assistance (Single Family Customers)

Schedule Special Recycling and Bulky Item Pickup (Single Family Customers)

  • Request bulky item pickup - contact Waste Management
  • Request free curbside electronics recycling pickup (e.g. microwaves, small TVs, other electronics) - contact Waste Management
  • Request free curbside textile recycling pickup - contact Waste Management

Recycling, Disposal and Event Questions

  • Recycling and disposal questions - contact Recycling Hotline - please include your question if you leave a voicemail so we can be sure we have the answer when we return your call
  • Request a free countertop food scrap container - contact Recycling Hotline - include your address for delivery
  • Request to add food scrap composting at your apartment - use our online form or contact Recycling Hotline
  • Request Clearstream recycling stations for a neighborhood event - use our online form

Find information about drop-off recycling and disposal options for common items in and around Kirkland on our online recycling directory.

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Business and Multi-family Recycling Support

  • Make service changes - contact Waste Management
  • Questions about your bill - contact Waste Management
  • Add no-cost food scrap collection service for your business or apartment complex - contact Recycling Hotline
  • Request free technical assistance and recycling supplies for a business or multi-family property - contact Recycling Hotline

Issues with Waste Management

For service issues that cannot be resolved with Waste Management customer service or complaints about Waste Management service.

  • Resolve recurring service issues - contact Recycling Hotline
    • Repeated missed pickups
    • Repeated cart damage
  • Report issues with Waste Management service or trucks - contact Recycling Hotline
    • Driver complaints
    • Noise complaints
    • Early service (before 7 a.m. in residential areas)
    • Property damage
    • Litter left behind after service or blowing out of collection vehicles
    • Leaking collection vehicles

Drop Off Recycling at City Facilities

We host drop-off recycling stations for some difficult-to-recycle items. Please contact our Recycling Hotline with questions about these services.