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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
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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.
Learn about the available services and how to use them.
(blue cart or dumpster)
FREE, by request
(green cart or dumpster)
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.
Our staff can come out to your business to do a walk-through and recommend changes for you 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. Site visits also available in Spanish / en español! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a site visit in English or Spanish.
Email email@example.com to receive quarterly green tips for businesses.
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.