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Ellensburg/Kittitas Valley Weather
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Waste Management is committed to providing reliable collection service. We are also committed to the safety of our drivers and customers.

Winter weather conditions may cause collection times to vary. Please leave containers at the street until 6:00 PM.

If weather requires that service be postponed, we will post updates here, and may call customers as needed.

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We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we manage weather-related challenges.

Service Alerts


There are no weather related service alerts at this time.

Remove Snow

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.

Severe Weather Policy:

Twice Regular Amount Accepted Next Regular Collection Day* in Most WM Service Areas

If weather conditions prevent collection of garbage or recycling, please remove the containers from the street.

  • No credit is given for postponed collection due to weather conditions, but up to twice the regular amount is accepted at no extra charge.
* Every Other Week Recycling & Yard Waste Collected Two (2) weeks after Missed Collection: If recycling or yard waste is regularly collected every other week, the uncollected material will be collected on the next regular collection day for that container (two weeks from the missed collection), unless residents are otherwise notified by telephone or on this site.

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.

Service Delay Priorities:

  • Highest service priority to establishments such as hospitals, health clinics and restaurants, where the retrieval of garbage is critical to public health and safety.
  • Commercial accounts serviced as soon as safety allows.
  • Residential garbage and recycling collected on the next regularly scheduled service day unless otherwise announced. (Up to twice as much material accepted at no extra charge to make up for postponed service.)

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