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Garbage Collection Guidelines

Do Not Put in Garbage

Curbside Garbage

Collection Information

All City of Renton single family homes are required to use curbside garbage collection. Recycling and yard/food collection is provided with garbage service at no additional charge.

Garbage and recycling are collected every other week. Please post the collection calendar delivered with your blue recycling cart or click here to get your schedule.

Containers Out by 7:00 am

Collection times may vary as routing schedules change, and so it is very important to have all containers at the street by 7:00 am. We appreciate your cooperation.

Please remove all containers from the street as soon as possible after collection.


Container Placement at the Street

Place carts:

  • Two (2) feet apart
  • At least three (3) feet from cars, trees, mailboxes, fences
  • Cart wheels as close to the curb as possible
  • Cart lids opening toward street
    Photo - Waste Management Truck
    When possible, trucks with robotic arms will lift, empty and replace the carts without the drivers leaving the trucks, reducing safety hazards and traffic congestion.


  • Weight Limit 60 Pounds (Overweight containers will not be emptied)
    • Cans, bins, bundles and carts up to 32-gallon size are lifted and emptied by hand. For your safety and the safety of your collectors, please limit each 32-gallon unit to no more than 60 pounds.
    • Larger carts are lifted mechanically, and are limited to 180 pounds.

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    Extra Garbage

    There is an an additional charge for each extra bag or container (32-gallon, 60 lb. limit) that doesn't fit in your garbage container with the lid closed. If you often have extra garbage, you may want to increase your garbage container size to avoid overflow and extra garbage charges.

    Bulky Items

    Bulky items like mattresses, appliances, console televisions, furniture and building materials can be picked up by special arrangement. Contact
    Waste Management Customer Service or 1-800-592-9995 (M-F 7 AM - 5 PM).

    Temporary Garbage Services

    Large containers are available for temporary projects such as remodeling and construction. Contact Waste Management Customer Service or 1-800-592-9995 (M-F 7 AM - 5 PM).

    Reduce Your Garbage Costs!

    Garbage Rates vary according to cart size.
    Recycling and yard waste collection can help reduce your garbage enough that you may be able to order a smaller size and lower your garbage bills.

    Garbage Service is Required

    Local ordinance requires all residents to subscribe to garbage and recycling collection in order to maintain public health, prevent public litter, and preserve natural resources.



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