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Auburn Commercial Compostables

(Food + Yard Waste) Guidelines

Additional compost service details provided by the City of Auburn

Containers Out by 6:00 AM

Collection times may vary as routing schedules change, and so it is very important to have all containers at the street and/or dumpsters available by 6:00 AM. We appreciate your cooperation.

Place 2 feet apart from other containers and 5 feet from any structure with lid facing street.

Place containers out in such a way that does not restrict the reasonable and safe use of the street, sidewalk, or bicycle lanes by pedestrians, bicyclists, and automobiles.

Remove containers from public property no later than 24 hours after your collection day.

Extra Yard Trimmings

Yard trimmings collected in excess of your current monthly service level (lid must be closed) will incur extra charges of: $3.32 for per unit (can, box or yard debris paper bag up to 32-gallons in volume), per pick up $37.23 for each extra yard (up to 1-yard in volume) per pickup.

Put extra yard debris (NO food) in:

Paper yard bags (available at home and garden stores), or
35-gal. cans with handles & lids (65 lb. limit) labeled "Yard" or
Bundles tied with sisal twine (4'x2' limit)

Extra yard waste must be labeled "Yard Waste".

NO plastic bags or food in extra compostables containers. Plastic bags are not compostable and cause processing and odor problems at the composting facility.

Set-up Service information - call the City of Auburn 1-253-931-3038

Container sizes - 35, 64, 96 gallon carts, one and two yard dumpsters

Why Compost?

Did you know that up to 30% of commercial garbage is composed of food and compostable material?

You can reduce waste with Compostables Collection. Instead of sending food scraps and food-soiled paper products to the landfill, Compostables Collection turns them into nutrient rich compost. And composting may save you money!

Get free on-site assistance

A visit from a Waste Management Recycling Specialist can help identify compostable materials in your garbage, and assist you in setting up your collection system. You can request a site visit by email or call 1-800-592-9995.

Compostables (food + yard waste) Guidelines

Approved compostable food service products.

To sign up or learn more, please email or call 1-800-592-9995.

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