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Curbside Service
Waste Management provides garbage, recycling and food/yard waste collection for residents in Federal Way. Residents can choose to sign up with Waste Management for curbside services, or self-haul garbage to one of the King County Transfer Stations. Curbside containers range from 10-gallon micro-cans to 96-gallon carts. Garbage service includes unlimited curbside recycling - save money by downsizing your garbage and recycling more! Weekly yard/food waste recycling is also available by subscription for around $10 per month. Current residential garbage rates

New customers can sign up for curbside service by calling Waste Management at 253-833-3333. Exsisting customers can change service or report a missed collection by calling 253-833-3333, through your online Waste Management account or the new Waste Management app. Please note that once you've reported a missed collection, it will be collected on the next service day (except for Weather-Related Delays).

Pickup Schedule
Garbage and food/yard waste carts are picked up weekly, year round. Recycling is collected every-other-week: half the city on "odd" weeks and half the city on "even" weeks - which reduces labor and equipment costs. Collection days are on your regular garbage day, but your service week will vary by neighborhood. To learn your specific schedule, please contact Waste Management at
253-833-3333, visit youonline Waste Management account or use the new Waste Management app.

Weather-Related Service Delays
Waste Management’s Service Alerts to see if bad weather or road conditions delay collection services for your whole neighborhood. If your garbage, recycling, or yard waste was not collected, please remove your containers from the curb that evening. Double set-outs of garbage and yard/food scraps will be collected on your regularly scheduled collection day the following week. (Curbside recycling make-up will be two weeks later.) Of course, there are no "extra" charges for up to double your regular container volume due to weather delays. Review tips for double set-outs following a weather delay on
Waste Management’s Service Alerts webpage. (Hint: keep a few sturdy plastic bags handy in case of snow and ice.)
Self-Haul Options for Trash (or Recyclables)
You can take garbage (and some recyclables) to 
King County Transfer Stations (fees may apply). 

Recycling Guides, Newslettes & Other Communications
The City produces a variety of educatonal materials for residents. View the materials in the links below or contact
recycle@cityoffederalway.com for printed versions.