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We are operating in storm recovery, with every driver and truck on the job to service customers as quickly and safely as possible. We are collecting materials missed on snow days - at no additional charge.

In most areas, we are operating on regular schedules - although volumes are heavy and some side streets are still unsafe. As a result, we may be unable to complete routes in some areas. If today is your regular service day and we were unable to provide service, we will collect on your next regular collection day. Exceptions are noted below. (If your community is not listed below, we are operating on regular schedules, with delays as noted above.)

Thank you for your patience!





Last update - February 20, 5:35 pm

Federal Way - Update for the week of February 18
Residential Customers - Recycling, garbage and yard waste to the curb!

We are operating in full recovery mode, with drivers collecting recycling on your regular collection day. Even if your recycling collection is regularly scheduled for a different week, please place your recycling at the curb. We will collect recycling from all Federal Way residential customers this week for storm recovery.

Garbage collection is on your regular collection day; place garbage at the curb.

Yard waste should remain at the curb through Saturday. We will collect as soon as possible.

Recycling, garbage and yard waste missed on snow days will be collected - at no additional charge. For tips on setting out extras, go to wmnorthwest.com/guidelines/extracollectioninstructions.htm

Ravensdale area of unincorporated King County
Due to weather and safety issues, we were unable to provide garbage and recycling service in some areas Wednesday, February 20. Please pull your carts from the curb and place them out on your next regular collection day. As conditions allow, we will collect materials missed on snow days at no additional charge.

Auburn - Update for the week of February 18
We are operating in storm recovery mode. Please place carts at the curb. Materials missed due to snow days will be collected - at no additional charge.

Residential Garbage:
Wednesday, February 13 customers should place double load out Wednesday, February 20.

Residential Recycle:
Monday, February 11 customers should place a double load out Monday, February 25.
Tuesday, February 12 customers should place a double load out Tuesday, February 26.
Wednesday, February 13 customers should place a double load out Wednesday, February 27.
Friday, February 8 customers should place a double load out Friday, February 22.

Residential Yard Waste:
Wednesday, February 13 customers should place a double load out Wednesday, February 20.

Kirkland, Mill Creek, Redmond and Snoqualmie - Update for the week of February 18
We are operating in storm recovery mode. All customers should only put garbage and recycling at the curb on their regular pick-up day. Extra garbage and recycling missed on snow days will be collected at no additional charge. Do not put yard waste at the curb for the week of February 18. Yard waste collection will resume the week of February 25 on your normal pick-up day. Yard waste missed due to snow days will be picked up at no additional charge.

We are redeploying our yard waste trucks and drivers to help with storm recovery focused on garbage and recycling. If we missed you on your regular service day, due to accumulated snow or unsafe road conditions, extra garbage and recycling missed on snow days will be collected on your next regular service day at no additional charge.

Bremerton, Port Orchard and unincorporated Kitsap County - Update for the week of February 18
We are operating in storm recovery mode, with every driver on the job to collect garbage and recycling.

Wednesday, February 20 customers will not receive yard waste collection today. Please place yard waste at the curb on your next regular collection day, Wednesday, March 6. We will collect material missed during storm recovery - at no additional charge.

If we were unable to provide your service on Tuesday, please leave carts at the curb. We will provide service Wednesday to collect garbage and recycling missed on snow days - at no additional charge. If your regular collection day is Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, place recycling and garbage at the curb as usual. We will collect materials missed on snow days - at no additional charge.




Clear Storm Drains
to Prevent Street Flooding:

As snow melts, water run-off can result in flooding, which further impedes collection. Please clear storm drains of snow and debris to prevent flooding.

Tips for Managing Extra Garbage and Recycling

Waste Management is committed to safely collecting garbage and recycling as conditions permit. We appreciate your cooperation when weather conditions interrupt your regular service schedule.

Tips for Extra Material Storage and Set Out: Waste Management suggests that residents use the following options for storing and setting out extra materials:


Extra garbage: Place next to garbage container in:
  • Securely tied plastic bags labeled "Garbage" or
  • 32-gal. can with handle and lid (65 lb. limit) labeled "Garbage"
Extra recycling: Place next to recycling cart in:
  • Plastic recycling bins or
  • 32-gal. can with handle & lid (65 lb. limit) labeled "Recycling"
  • No recycling in plastic bags
Extra yard trimmings (No food scraps or plastic): Place next to yard cart in:
  • Heavy paper yard bags (available at home and garden stores) or
  • Reusable polywoven yard bags (available at home and garden stores) or
  • 32-gal. cans with handles & lids (65 lb. limit) labeled "Yard" or
  • Bundles tied with sisal twine (4'x2' limit)
    Remove Snow Accumulation. To keep containers accessible, please remove snow and extra material from around or on top of them. If your street is snowy or icy, please move your container to a more accessible location to avoid postponed collection.

    Clear Storm Drains to Prevent Street Flooding: As snow melts, water run-off can result in flooding, which further impedes collection. Please clear storm drains of snow and debris to prevent flooding.

    Commercial locations will be serviced as soon as conditions allow safe collection. Priority service is given to locations such as hospitals and restaurants, where public health is a concern.

    If you need to dispose of your garbage and recycling sooner than Waste Management is providing service in your neighborhood, you may consider taking accumulated garbage and/or recycling to a public transfer station in your area, where garbage will be accepted for a fee.

    No Credit for Weather Interruption: Because we still incur the costs of collecting and managing your garbage and recyclables, we do not provide credit for weather-related postponed collection. However, we accept up to twice as much material at no extra cost on the next regularly scheduled collection day for each container.


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      Commercial and Multi-family Weather-Delayed Collection: Service as soon as conditions allow. Priority service to locations such as hospitals and restaurants, where public health is a high priority.


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