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Garbage

Ordering Service

New Owners contact City of Kirkland at (425)587-3150 or via the OurKirkland online portal

Change service levels by calling Waste Management at 1-800-592-9995.

Rates

Single-Family Residential per Two-Month Bill 2018 2019
Once-a-month pickup, 35-gallon cart, final week of the month $13.26 $13.86
One 10-gallon mini-cart $16.44 $17.18
One 20-gallon cart $32.84 $34.30
One 35-gallon cart $51.12 $53.40
One 64-gallon cart $93.44 $97.60
One 96-gallon cart $140.16 $146.40
Extra Garbage 2018 2019
One extra unit or equivalent* $6.26 ea $6.51 ea
Yard Waste Collection 2018 2019
One 96-gallon gray yard & food waste cart No charge No charge
Extra 96-gallon gray yard & food waste cart(s) $29.70 $31.02
Extra Yard Waste 2018 2019
 One extra unit or equivalent* $5.53 $5.75
Recycling Collection 2018 2019
One 64-gallon blue all-in-one recycling cart No charge No charge
Extra recycling No charge No charge
Miscellaneous Service Fees 2018 2019
Carry-out Surcharge $10.52 $10.98
Drive-in $17.56 $18.34
Return Trip (per occurrence) $19.33 $20.19
Re-delivery Fee (per occurrence) $26.37 $27.55
Temporary Container Service per Pickup 2018 2019
4 yard $96.44 $100.74
Daily Rent $2.21 $2.31
Delivery Fee $66.83 $69.81

Extra Unit: The term “Extra Unit” means excess material which does not fit in the Customer’s primary Container with the lid completely closed.

A City of Kirkland utility tax of 10.5 percent is added to all solid waste service fees and is listed separately on your bi-monthly utility bill. KMC 5.08.050

King County Board of Health requires hazardous waste fees from every solid waste account (Code of the King County Board of Health 2.08.090, RCW 70.05.060 and RCW 70.105.220). A hazardous waste fee of $1.78 is included on the utility bill and remitted to King County.

Types of Containers

Non-Recyclable Waste

Extra unit, solid waste - $6.51
35, 64, or 96-gallon carts ordered through Waste Management/Sno King.

Yard Waste & Food Waste

Extra Unit, yard waste - $5.75

A 96-gallon gray wheeled cart will be furnished by Waste Management/Sno-King at no additional charge.

You can place food waste, grass clippings, leaves, and tree prunings in your yard waste container. Large prunings should be cut into 3-foot sections and tied together with cotton string or twine. Please do not put dirt, rocks, garbage, animal waste, or plastic bags in your yard waste container.

Yard and food waste containers are collected every week, year round.

Recyclables (glass, newspaper, & cans)

Bottles, cans and paper can all go in your blue recycling cart provided by Waste Management/Sno King at no additional charge.

Collection

All of your containers should be placed for collection by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. If you are unsure of your collection day, call Waste Management/Sno-King at (800) 592-9995. Please be sure to remove your containers once they are emptied. 

To see what day your collection day will be, click to download the map of collection pickups.

Missed Service

To report a missed collection, please contact Waste Management/Sno-King at (800) 592-9995. There is a small return trip charge if you failed to have your containers set out for pick-up by 7:00 a.m. on collection day.

Service Delays Due to Inclement Weather

Winter storms in Western Washington create unsafe, icy, and sometime impassable road conditions that significantly impact Waste Management’s ability to safely provide collection service. Waste Management’s highest priority is safety.  Safety is the highest priority for Waste Management’s drivers and in the communities they serve. Garbage collection is ranked annually as one of the top five most dangerous occupations in the United States.  When Waste Management’s drivers are sent out for collection, operational decision makers consider the size of the collection vehicles (averaging over 50,000 lbs), the conditions of the residential streets our drivers spend most of their time on, the stop and start nature of servicing residential streets, the strenuous physical labor, and the proximity to oncoming traffic. These factors create high risk even when the roads are clear, and even more so when the roads are covered in snow and ice. 

The wmnorthwest.com/weatherboard contains the most up-to-date service announcements. The City and Waste Management also send out customer notifications via phone and use a variety of social media platforms, website, press releases and media advisories, if applicable.

Our goal is to notify residents the night before if it clear that service must be delayed but that’s not always possible. If the Waste Management operations team is going to evaluate road conditions in the morning, the notification cannot be performed the evening before but will be made available as soon as possible the next day.

In the event of a missed collection due to unsafe weather and road conditions, the Waste Management and City service interruption policy is to collect double loads of all materials at no additional charge on your next regular service day when the weather improves and service resumes. This is an industry standard protocol throughout the region. No credit is provided for postponed service because service is eventually provided in full when all accumulated materials are collected and Waste Management incurs costs related to collection and management of the material. 

Holidays

Collection service is provided on all holidays except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.  If you regular service day fall on or after one of these holidays, the your collection day will be pushed forward by one day for that week.  For example, if your regular service day falls on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday) then your collection day will be on Friday.  Friday customers will receive service on Saturday.

Finance and Administration
Street Address: 123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Mailing Address: Utility Billing
P.O. Box 3865, Seattle, Washington 98124-3865

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3001 | F. 425.587.3019