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Single Family

Collection Service FAQs
Find Your Service Day
See the map to find out which day of the week you should set your carts out.

Where to Place Your Cart
Please follow our guidelines to place your carts for service on your service day.

Need Help with Your Service?
Start new service, billing questions
City of Kirkland Utility Billing
(425) 587-3150 or

Report missed pickup, change cart size, replace missing / damaged cart
Call Waste Managementlinks to external site at 1-800-592-9995

Single Family residents are those who live in a house where only one family lives. If you live in an apartment, condo, or townhouse, see our Multi-family services.

Curbside Services Available

2020 Rates for Garbage Service
Cost includes carts and weekly 64-gallon recycling and 96-gallon food+yard waste service. Rates do not include applicable taxes and fees. Customers are billed bi-monthly. Garbage service is mandatory in Kirkland.

Garbage Cart Size Monthly Cost Bi-Monthly Cost
(as billed)
Garbage Service Frequency
35 gallon $7.24 $14.48 Collected once a month
10 gallon $8.97 $17.94 Collected once a week
20 gallon $17.92 $35.84 Collected once a week
35 gallon $27.90 $55.80 Collected once a week
64 gallon $51.00 $102.00 Collected once a week
96 gallon $76.50 $153.00 Collected once a week

Extra Material

Extra recycling is free. Extra garbage and yard waste beyond what will fit inside your cart with the lid closed are subject to a charge. Extra material is charged by unit, based on volume.
extra material placement

Extra Recycling (Free)

  • Place extra household recyclables next to your cart in a paper bag, cardboard box, or reusable container labeled "Recycling".
  • Extra cardboard boxes can be broken down and placed next to your cart. It should be no larger than 3' on any side. Please do not leave cardboard out in the rain overnight - soggy cardboard is not able to be recycled, because the rain ruins the paper fibers.

Want to downsize your garbage cart?
Composting food scraps in your gray food+yard cart, instead of throwing them away, is a great way to reduce the amount of garbage you make! We accept all food, including meat, bones, and prepared food. Your food+yard waste cart is included with your weekly waste collection service at no extra cost.

Extra Garbage (Charge)

  • Extra garbage that doesn't fit in your cart with the lid closed = $6.71+tax/each (up to 32 gallons of garbage per charge)
  • Place extra garbage in 32-gallon containers or plastic bags, labeled "garbage." (65 pound limit)

Extra Yard Waste (Charge)

  • Extra yard / food waste that doesn't fit in your cart with the lid closed = $5.95+tax/each (up to 32 gallons of yard waste per charge)
  • Place extra yard waste in 32-gallon containers (65 pound limit) or Kraft bags labeled "Yard," or bundle into 4'x2' bundles with twine (no plastic).
  • If you often have additional yard waste, consider ordering an extra 96-gallon yard waste cart for $32.42+tax for two months.
  • Extra yard waste is FREE during the month of November in 2020. The City is testing a two-year pilot during 2019 and 2020 to see if offering free yard waste can reduce neighborhood flooding.
Bulky Item Collection (Charge)

Call Waste Management at 1-800-592-9995 to schedule bulky item collection at the curb. Furniture is disposed as garbage, not recycled. 2020 rates for bulky items are:

  • Sofas - $81.15
  • Mattresses and box springs - $76.00
  • Chairs - $76.00
  • Refrigerator / freezer - $83.78
  • Appliances - $78.56

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