New services begin July 1, 2022.
All customers will have access to extended customer service hours on Saturdays (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
Single-family residents will have:
- More affordable rates for bulky item collection (~$30-$40 per item)
- One bulky item collected at no additional cost each year - schedule with WM at 425-587-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org - note that collection service may need to be scheduled farther out than usual due to increased demand when this service becomes available
- Five extra bags of yard waste each week in November at no added cost. (We piloted this service in the past, but it is now permanently included in our contract.)
- Option to switch from a 96-gallon yard food cart to a small food scrap can, a new option requested by many residents
All residents will be able to drop off accepted items at additional Recycling and Reuse events hosted by WM each year.
Multi-family properties will have access to bulky collection service at affordable rates. Previously, collection of single items was not available. Service can be scheduled through the property manager.
Businesses can have more recycling capacity. Previously, included recycling service was only 150% of their garbage and businesses had to pay more for additional recycling capacity.
Waste Management will be updating their fleet of collection vehicles to near-zero emissions models that are quieter and will produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions. New technology will help keep recycling cleaner. Aging downtown Big Belly trash and recycling containers will be upgraded in the fall. New carts will be made of post-consumer recycled plastic, further supporting the recycling system and a circular economy.