• City of Tacoma QA
  • City of Tacoma Data




Setout Guidelines

Residential

Please follow these guidelines when preparing for curbside or alley pickup:
  • Set container out by 7 AM on your pickup day.
  • Set container four feet from any obstructions, such as other containers, vehicles, telephone poles, fences and buildings.
  • Container Placement
    • For curbside pickup place the container in the street or alley.
    • For Call-2-Haul the container must be placed on the front street.
  • Container must weigh 250 pounds or less and the lid must sit flat on top. If you overfill your container, you will be charged an additional fee.
  • Please contact Solid Waste Management if you need extra garbage picked up.

  • Remove container(s) from the curb or alley after contents have been collected.
If you forget to put your container out in time for pickup, call us at (253) 502-2100. We will try to pick it up the same day. An additional fee may apply.

Commercial Call-2-Haul

After scheduling your appointment, please follow these guidelines when setting out your items:
  1. Make sure your items are acceptable for pickup.
  2. Place your items neatly along the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day or the night before. 
  3. Please don’t set items out on the curb too early. Otherwise, your items may get rummaged through or items added, which may result in the load not being picked up. This also keeps your items from being an eyesore in your neighborhood.