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2019-2020 garbage rates (pdf, 200kb)
Recycling is included with garbage service. The standard for Kirkland businesses is to have equal garbage and recycling capacity. Call to increase your recycling container size or add more pickups for free!

Start food scrap collection service:
Free to qualified businesses
Complete our short online application to sign up

Businesses are a large part of our Kirkland community. We provide a variety of recycling services and programs to help reduce waste and promote recycling in the workplace.

If you are a resident, check out our Single Family and Multi-family sections.

Garbage, Recycling, and Food Scrap Collection Service for Kirkland Businesses
Click the color-coded carts to learn about the available waste collection services and what we accept in each container.

Commercial Recycling Ordinance Requires Equal Recycling Capacity
With the passage of Ordinance O-4695 by the Kirkland City Council in July 2019, Kirkland commercial customers are now required to have recycling service and have as much capacity for recycling as they do for trash. Wherever possible, trash and recycling receptacles should be located directly next to each other. At a minimum businesses should collect and recycle newspapers, mixed papers, and recyclable bottles, cans and plastic containers.

Solid Waste Division staff are assisting businesses who need help to meet the new standards. Recycling is included with trash service in through the City’s contract with Waste Management at no extra cost. The new ordinance does not restrict businesses from getting recycling service through a service provider of their own choosing, pursuant to State law.

business with free recycling binFree assistance and resources for businesses
Request 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, 230kb) like posters and deskside recycling bins, and help adjust your service levels if needed. Email 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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Email to receive quarterly green tips for businesses.

envirostars-logoBecome a green business with our checklist
With EnviroStars, your business can get help going green with everything from upgrading your lighting to properly handling your hazardous waste. Follow our action list of the most important practices to use and upgrades your business can make to conserve resources, save money, and protect your staff and our planet.

Public Works
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
T. 425-587-3800 | F. 425-587-3807
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Operations & Maintenance
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033
T. 425-587-3900 24/7 | F. 425-587-3902
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

General Inquiries - Contact us via the: 
Our Kirkland Customer Service Portal