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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:
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
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20 gallon, 32 gallon, 68 gallon, 96 gallon
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)
Why does my garbage pickup time sometimes change?
- Weather, traffic, construction, change of drivers and equipment failure.
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.
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"||
|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'|
What are the enclosure standards?
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.
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.
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:
- Did I get all of my paper products out of the garbage?
- Did I get all metal out of the garbage (including tin, aluminum, etc.)?
- 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.
How can I help make automated collection work?
- Please keep all objects clear of your carts by 3 feet in every direction.
- Please do not park in front of your cart.
- Please do not put carts near your mail box.
- Please do not overload your containers. Overloading will cause spills.
What do the different color carts and lids mean?
FAQ Curbside Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste Programs Containers:
We are slowly moving to have all the lids replaced to help identify the material going into your containers. Here’s a guide to help identify your Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste containers:
Black lids on your container mean trash even if it does not have the words.
Black lids on your container means garbage or trash even if it does not have the words.
It may say Garbage only, if the lid is black it goes to the landfill.