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Yakima Waste Systems provides convenient residential collection services for our customers. Our mission is to provide quality services and recycling programs to help our customers reduce, reuse, and recycle to keep our state and Yakima County in pristine condition.

At Yakima Waste, we are dedicated to the area, our friends, neighbors and customers, and the environment and offer temporary roll-off services, recycling services, and yard waste pickup to help meet our mission.

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Yakima Waste Systems offers three types of residential collection services:

  • Garbage      - Weekly
  • Recycling     - Biweekly
  • Yard Waste - Biweekly

Special pickups and vacation accommodations are available for our residential customers.

akima Waste Systems rear load garbage truck.

To request residential service call 509-248-4213 or email us.

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Residential Garbage Service Guidelines

  • Garbage cans/carts must be available at 6AM.
  • Cans/carts must be 5 feet from the road or curb and visible.
  • Make sure can/cart lid is completely shut and that the waste is level across the top of the can. Overfilled/overweight charges may apply
  • Please call and report missed pickups immediately so that we can make sure you get serviced. (Return trip fee may apply). IF we are not notified, then we do not know that you have been missed.
  • Vacation credit is given, but please call in advance to request a Vacation Hold.
  • There will be a $12.17 handling charge on all returned checks.
  • Notification of address change, service changes or termination of service is the responsibility of the customer.

Yakima Waste Systems residential garbage cart placement instructions.

Not Accepted Items

  • Ammunition
  • Batteries of any type
  • Electronics
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Medical waste
  • Sharps or needles
  • Tires
  • Remodeling waste, drywall
  • Dirt, rocks, concrete or large diameter pieces of wood or metal
  • Appliances including water tanks
  • Sod
  • Loose ashes
  • Dead animals must be triple bagged


Containers:  Grey with black lid
Sizes:            48 Gallon, 64 Gallon, 96 Gallon
Frequency:  Weekly

Yakima Waste Systems residential garbage carts.

Single Stream Recycling

Container:    Grey with blue lid
Size:              64 Gallon
Frequency:  Biweekly

Recycling - Accepted Items

  • Newspaper
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Direct Mail
  • Cereal, cracker, shoe boxes (chipboard)
  • Office paper, copier and printer paper, file folders, note paper, computer paper, brochures
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Steel (tin) cans
  • Aluminum cans
    Plastic bottles:  #1 PET and #2 HDPE, soda bottles, water bottles, milk jugs, orange juice bottles and jugs, detergent and cleaning solution bottles

Recycling - Not Accepted

  • #3 - #7 Plastic
  • Plastic bags and plastic films of all kinds
  • Flower pots
  • Paper milk and paper juice cartons
  • Aseptic packaging
  • Shredded paper
  • Glass
  • Hazardous and medical waste of any type
  • Diapers
  • Fabric (textiles) of any type
  • Wire, rope, chain, garden hoses, Christmas lights
  • Wood
  • Trash (put the garbage in garbage bin)
  • Any item not on the listed on the Accepted Recycling Items list

Yakima Waste Systems residential recycling cart.

Yard Waste Recycling

Container:    Grey, 96 gallon
Load Limit:   200 pounds
Frequency:  Biweekly – year round

All yard waste must be placed in a yard waste tote for pickup. Residents who have higher volumes of yard waste may request additional totes. Call or email to learn the additional cost.

Since yard waste is composted, no plastic bags are allowed in the container or for use to hold additional yard waste. Also, all bundled yard waste must be tied with natural materials – no wire or plastic allowed.

Accepted Items

  • Brush
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Vegetation
  • Shrub trimming & pruning cut and bundled into 3 foot lengths & tied with cotton or jute twine

Not Accepted Items

  • Ashes
  • Food,fruit, and vegetables
  • Garbage
  • Pet Manure
  • Plastic bags
  • Rubbish
  • Sod, dirt, and rocks

Electronics Recycling - Drop Off

While electronics are not allowed in any Yakima Waste collection container, residents may drop off electronic items covered under E-Cycle Washington.  These items are accepted free of charge whether they are functioning or not.  To learn more call 1-800-Recycle or visit their online database.

Electronic Items Accepted for Drop Off

  • All televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer towers
  • E-readers
  • Laptops
  • Portable DVD players (not ones that require being connected to a tv set)
  • Tablets

   Drop Off Location:

   Yakima Waste Systems Inc
    2812 1/2 Terrace Heights Drive
   Yakima, WA  98901


Residential customers are billed bimonthly on the 1st of the month with payments due by the 30th.

Payments accepted include:  Checks and Credit Cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa)

   Mail checks to:

    Yakima Waste Systems Inc
    A Waste Connections Company
    PO Box 7428
    Pasadena, CA 91109-7428

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