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Every-Other-Week Garbage Collection
Every-other-week garbage collection is being implemented in phases. Only about 5,700 single-family households in a portion of North Tacoma will make the switch in March. Customers will automatically receive double their garbage capacity. Customers will receive advance notice by mail and phone prior to a collection change in their area. Learn more about every-other-week garbage collection.
Watch a video on how and why Solid Waste Management is making the switch to every-other-week garbage collection.
Read more about Tacoma's new food waste recycling service and watch videos showing how the program works and ways to keep your food waste bucket clean. During the warmer weather, there may be potential for odors and pests. Try these tips to help minimize odors and pests. And, remember, you may choose the types of food waste you recycle and at what time of the year.
About Solid Waste Management
Part of Public Works Environmental Services, the City's solid waste utility provides Garbage
and Yard Waste
services for single-family residential homes, multi-family units and commercial businesses. The utility also operates a full-service Landfill
, Recycling Center
and Household Hazardous Waste Facility
as well as a popular residential bulk item collection service, Call-2-Haul
Solid Waste Management takes pride in its commitment to the environment, which shows through the many services and programs it offers. They are designed to meet most of your garbage and recycling-related needs, as well as offer you ways to Reduce and Reuse
your waste and help protect our natural resources.
Concerned about the environment, Solid Waste Management encourages citizen participation through its numerous environmental education and involvement
programs aimed at waste reduction and resource conservation.Personalized collection calendar for garbage, recycling and yard wasteView a yearlong collection schedule specific to your address. This will show your garbage day and the weeks you set out your recycling and yard waste containers. (Single-family customers only)