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Collection Services for Residents and Businesses

Garbage collection in King County is carried out by private service providers, or haulers, except in Enumclaw and Skykomish, which provide their own garbage collection. Two national companies, Waste Management, Inc., and Allied Waste, provide most of the collection services in the county. These companies do business under several different company names depending on which area of King County they serve. Cleanscapes, a local company, serves the City of Shoreline. Waste Connections, Inc. provides hauling services on Vashon Island.

The City of Seattle is not included in King County's service area. If you live within the city, contact the City of Seattle Public Utilities (external link) at 206-684-3000 for assistance.

Use the drop-down menu below to find the garbage hauler for your area.

Garbage & Recycling

Commercial Garbage Services

Garbage haulers operate in specific areas of King County, either under contract to the city or as authorized by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (external).

Solid Waste Management Companies in King County

Parent Company

Doing Business As

Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste)

Sea-Tac Disposal
Eastside Disposal
Kent-Meridian Disposal
Rabanco Connections

Recology CleanScapes

Recology CleanScapes

Waste Connections, Inc.

American Disposal

Waste Management, Inc.

Waste Management – Northwest
Waste Management – Rainier
Waste Management – Sno-King
Waste Management – South Sound

Self-Haul Services for Residents and Businesses

Some customers – both residential and business – choose to haul wastes and recyclables to county facilities themselves. For a list of facilities, hours of operation, location, directions and the types of waste or recyclables accepted at each facility, please visit the Facilities site.

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Updated: Jan. 6, 2017

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