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Garbage, Recycling & Compostables

Effective October 1, 2021 Waste Management will collect garbage, recycle, and yard+food materials from all Auburn customers.
Information on the new container deliveries and services can be found at or call Waste Management at 253-939-9792 after August 1, 2021.
2021 Residential Solid Waste Rates (PDF)
2021 Commercial Solid Waste Rates (PDF)

The City of Auburn's homes, apartments and businesses are serviced by two solid waste haulers: Waste Management and Republic Services.

Who's your solid waste hauler?

Click on this map (PDF) or use the Citizen Look Up Tool (residential customers only). If you do not find the information you are looking for on the menu please call our Solid Waste Customer Care Specialist at 253-931-3038, option #2 or email for more information.


Information for curbside service at single family residences (1-2 units) or mobile home parks.

Hauler: Waste Management or Republic Services



Information for service at apartments (3 or more units).

Hauler: Waste Management or Republic Services



Information on service at businesses.

Hauler: Waste Management or Republic Services



Information for teachers from the Auburn School District (ASD) on environmental education and classroom presentations.

Schools - Environmental Education

Resident's Guide to Utility Services

Our Resident's Guide to Utility Services brochure (PDF) provides information regarding your water, sewer, storm and/or garbage, recycle and compostables services. Please take a look and call us if you have any questions at 253-931-3038, option #2.

Missed Solid Waste Collection?

For all missed garbage, recycling and compostable collections, call your hauler directly within 24 hours. No credit is given for missed collections. Call your hauler and to schedule a courtesy pickup.

Collection Delays (Due to Weather)

Waste Management customers - view details on Collection Delays.
Republic Services customers - view hauler's website.

View Upcoming Events:

  • King County Residential Recycle Collection Events
  • Bulky Item Collection Events

Waste Management (Litter) Street Crew

The Waste Management Street Crew collects trash and litter on public right-a-way routes Monday - Friday. Check the WM Streetscapes map (PDF) to see the schedule. Large bulky items that create a safety concern are collected as soon as possible. 
You can file an request online or SeeClickFix.

Sort it Out: Recycling rule January 2, 2018.

Effective 1/2/2018 self-haul transfer station and drop box customers will be required to place selected materials in designated recycling bins or areas at facilities that accept those materials for recycling.
 View details (PDF)

City of Auburn Contacts

  • Joan Nelson, Solid Waste & Recycling Supervisor / Hauler Contract Management, 253-931-3038, option #2
  • Kathleen Edman, Solid Waste Customer Care Specialist / Outreach & Education, 253-931-3038, option #2