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Solid Waste

Mailing and Physical Address:
315 Sterling Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Office Phone: 360-855-1884
Office Fax: 360-855-9024

Utility Billing: 360-855-0929
Billing Fax: 360-855-0707

Division Manager:
Leo Jacobs
ljacobs@ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us

Important Notices

Goals of the (EOW) Pilot Project:


Recycling More!
While we do a good job of recycling in the City of Sedro-Woolley we still throw over 30% of our recyclable materials in the garbage, this means if you take the time you can recycle even more saving you money. We are hoping by recycling more you won't have to upsize your toter thus saving you money.

Saving Money!
This program has the potential to save you money, but how? Prices keep going up, fuel, disposal of garbage, equipment, etc. By recycling more you don't have to pay higher prices for garbage disposal, instead when you recycle more we pay less! Also by alternating EOW we can use the same staff and equipment to pick up both recycling and garbage saving fuel costs.

Roads:
Big trucks play havoc on our roads so the less truck traffic going down your road the longer they last.

Environment:
Reducing noise and pollution in our neighborhoods is always a plus.



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The Solid Waste Division is responsible for collection of Residential and Commercial Garbage in The City of Sedro-Woolley. All services can be customized to fit your or your company's needs.

Solid Waste Collection Services:
Managed and operated locally, we service residential and commercial customers. Our wide selection of service and pickup schedules will meet your needs, while controlling your costs. Our dedication to our customers ensures that you will have a single point of contact for all of your questions and concerns. The Solid Waste Division is a team of professional drivers that will provide you with consistent, on-time collection of your household and commercial waste.

Bulk Collection: The Solid Waste Division is able to pick up items that are considered bulk pick up such as stoves, refrigerators, hot water heaters, and household furnishings such as recliners and sofas. These items are usually scheduled as a special service and include special charges based on the items.

Residential Services
20 gallon, 32 gallon, 68 gallon, 96 gallon

20 gallon on the left versus 32 gallon on the right

Commercial 2 yard on the left,
Commercial 1 yard on the right

We also handle Residential Roll off service

Solid Waste

Recycling Facility

Location: 315 Sterling Street

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 2 PM
Saturdays (following the Yard Waste drop off schedule)

Closed all Holidays

Curbside Recycling pickup is done by Waste Management NW


Free Service to Opt-Out for Delivery of Phonebooks, Catalogs and other Unwanted Mail at www.catalogchoice.org

The Washington Department of Ecology invites you to join their Facebook page for the 1-800-RECYCLE Hotline!

Please visit their page, “like” them, and “share” it with your Facebook friends. You'll find Green Tips on Tuesday, Shout Outs on Mondays, Throwback Thursdays, Trivia on Friday, and other interesting recycling information.

Check out the 1-800-RECYCLE Hotline Facebook page to:

  • Post recycling questions and receive answers.
  • Locate recycling facilities and events.
  • Learn ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
  • Share innovative recycling ideas.

If you know of a useful recycling website, facility, or special collection event that we don’t have listed, please share it on their Facebook page. They want to learn from you, too!

The Recycling that we Accept for Free:
Newspaper, cardboard, mixed paper, aluminum, metal, plastic, glass all colors, and tin cans, motor oil, vehicle batteries, household batteries and old printing cartridges from your printer. We also accept packaging materials: Styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap. When recycling appliances and tires and non covered electronics at our site you will have to pay a fee, please call ahead for price of disposal.

Electronic Waste:
The City provides free recycling of televisions, computer monitors, computers and many other types of electronics. For more information, please visit the State of Washington Department of Ecology's E-Cycle Washington website, or call 360-855-0929.

The E-Cycle Washington program is expanding the list of products covered by the program to include electronic readers. Electronic readers, commonly called e-readers or e-book readers, include the Kindle (by Amazon), the Nook (by Barnes & Noble), the Sony Reader and a number of other lesser-known brands.

We can also pick up any of these types of recycling materials from your home, apartment or business for a small fee.

Recycling Resources

Recycling Projects

Concrete and Asphalt Recycling for City Hall Project

Crushing the Concrete and Ashalt


Using the Concrete and Asphalt at the City Hall Project
 

Commercial Food Waste Recycling Pilot Project

Cereplast Bio-Degradable Bags

Solid Waste

Yard Waste Facility

Location: 315 Sterling Street

Spring Hours: 3/2 - 3/30
Saturdays only, 8 am - 4 pm

Summer Hours: 4/6 - 9/28
Mondays & Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm

Winter Hours: 10/5 - 11/2
Saturdays only, 8 am—4 pm

Curbside Yard Waste pickup is done by Waste Management NW

A punch card is required prior to disposal of yard waste with the exception of - Pumpkins during the first two weeks of November 2012 - Christmas trees during the first three weeks of January 2013.

Punch cards are available for purchase in increments of:

$5.00 *(five punches)
$20.00 *(twenty punches)

*Each punch allows for approximatly one 32 gallon can or bag of yard debris. A full size pick up truck will be approximatly $12.00 for disposal (Commercial Dealers okay).

We ask for you to please seperate your grass and brush. This helps us keep our prices low. If you do not seperate your loads you may be charged an additional fee.

Punch cards may be purchased at:

City Hall
325 Metcalf Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Other Composting Options

Worm Bin Composting:

Worm Bin Instructions
Rubbermaid Worm Bin
Composting with Worms


General Composting Info:

Natural Yard Care Publication
A User's Guide to Compost

Solid Waste

Fleet

(click on the image below to see how the trucks work)

2000 Leach Rear Loader #507

2006 Witke Front Loader #509 (front-view)
2006 Witke Front Loader #509 (side-view)
2010 Peterbilt Roll Off Truck #511

Solid Waste

Photo Gallery

City of Sedro-Woolley's 2000 Rear Load Solid Waste Truck City of Sedro-Woolley's 1998 Witke Front Loader Solid Waste Truck

Front Loader in Action
Talcott Street

Solid Waste Toters located in the Sanitation yard

3rd Street

2002 Downtown Christmas Lights

Sanatizing toters

Early morning downtown gazebo picture.
Snow on the gazebo
2006 snow storm in downtown Sedro-Woolley
   

Solid Waste

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What do I do with...?

Q. What is the correct way to position my carts?

This is the correct way to position your carts:

This is the wrong way to position your carts:

Q. What are your toter sizes?

  • 20 Gallon Wheeled, tilting containers with handle and lid 16" wide x 16" Deep x 36" High, (The basket inside reduces the inside height 23")
  • 32 Gallon Wheeled, tilting containers with handle and lid 16" wide x 16" Deep x 36" High
  • 68 Gallon Wheeled, tilting container with handle and lid 27" Wide x 32" Deep x 39" High
  • 96 Gallon Wheeled, tilting container with handle and lid 31" Wide x 34" Deep x 43" High

Residential Services view 1
20 gallon, 32 gallon, 68 gallon, 96 gallon

toter sizes


Q. Charges for extras appeared on my bill. What are they for?

  • Charges for extras may be the result of any of the following situations:

    • Garbage container(s) overflowing or filled beyond normal capacity
    • Overweight container(s) due to heavy materials
    • Extra bag(s), box(s) or can(s) other than your regular garbage container
    • Special pick-up of containers (non-scheduled collection)

Q. Why does my garbage pickup time sometimes change?

  • Weather, traffic, construction, change of drivers and equipment failure.

Q. Is commercial waste collection available?

  • Customized waste collection service is available to all commercial customers in the City of Sedro-Woolley. Containers range in size from 32-gallon toter's to 30-yard containers. Collection is available weekly or on a temporary basis. For rates or to place an order please call us at (360) 855-1884 or 855-0929.

Q. What are the commercial container sizes?

2 cu.yd's  3 cu. yd's. 4 cu. yd's. 6 cu. yd's. 8 cu. yd's. 30 cu. yd's.
Length* 72.0" 72.0" 72.0" 72.0" 82.0" 22'
Width 37.5"  45.0" 52.5" 66.0"

72.0"

8'
Height (front) 34.0" 42.0" 43.5" 44.0" 52.0" 8'
Height (rear) 41.0" 46.0" 55.5" 80.0" 76.0" 8'
  • *Add 8.0" to length for overall length to include 4" pockets on each side. Container must be placed on hard level surface, with no overhead wires or obstructions. Allow ample area for truck to drive up to front of box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. What are the enclosure standards?

Q. What are the regulations and enclosure specifications?

  • The City of Sedro-Woolley appreciates the opportunity to provide your facility with garbage service. To better serve you, we have detailed information above concerning enclosures and container space requirements.

    Commercial and multi-family solid waste and recycling areas, regardless of size or type of service, should allow for the following:

    National safety standards require a hard, level surface for all refuse and recycling containers. Please site your containers in a well-lit, unobstructed area as close to the street or alley entrance as possible for optimal truck access and servicing. Areas, which are not level or obstructed, may not receive proper service.

    Please keep side or overhead obstructions at least 20 feet from the enclosure. Examples include utility/cable lines, roof overhangs, balconies, signs and light fixtures.

    Containers should be located on a level, reinforced concrete slab (4-6 inches thick) poured to grade and sized to accommodate all solid waste and recycling containers.

    Additional space should be allowed around each container for easy access in loading and unloading. Solid waste containers require a minimum 2-foot clearance around all sides. Recycling containers require a minimum 6-inch clearance around the sides and back and 40 inches in front.

    When ordering service, please inquire about container size.
    Enclosures should also include a 5-6 foot high wall or fence around three sides. The fourth side should be open for servicing, opposite any prevailing winds on the site.
    No Parking Zones should be in effect in front of the enclosure.

    Source: Sedro-Woolley Fire Department Policy.

Q. Want to lower your garbage bill?

  • Recycle all you can - and buy recycled. Help yourself, our community and the environment by encouraging your tenants to properly recycle as much as they can.  This provides us with more recyclables to sell and less garbage you have to pay to dispose of.  By recycling as much as possible, you can help lower your overall garbage bill.

    Recycling may also reduce the amount of garbage you generate.

    One of the biggest ways you can help keep your bill low is to buy recycled products. Increasing demand for products made from recycled materials helps strengthen markets. Many products are now available that are made from recycled materials.

Q. Can the City help me find ways to reduce waste?

  • What if you could pay the same rates you pay now, but you could recycle almost 90-95% of everthing you throw out. Would you want to do it? All it takes is a little training and education.

    Call or email Leo Jacobs to arrange a free on-site waste audit of your home, business or apartment complex. I will provide you with strategies, space requirements and a financial breakdown of how to recycle 90-95% of all your wastes.

    Here is a simple self-audit to get you started:

    1. Did I get all of my paper products out of the garbage?
    2. Did I get all metal out of the garbage (including tin, aluminum, etc.)?
    3. Did I get all of my glass out of the garbage?
    Once you have gotten all of these materials completly out of your garbage stream, then drop us an e-mail and we will help with how to divert the rest if possible. If you have any questions about what you have left email me a list of what you have.

Q. How can I help make automated collection work?

  • 1. Please keep all objects clear of your carts by 3 feet in every direction.
    2. Please do not park in front of your cart.
    3. Please do not put carts near your mail box.
    4. Please do not overload your containers. Overloading will cause spills.