Your Three Carts

While you’re sorting your organics and recycling, we’re finding new ways to reuse those materials. Whether you are a business owner, property manager, or resident, we work with you to tailor recycling, composting, and garbage programs based on your needs.

View the 2017 Residential Burien Service Guide  and the Collection Calendar.  


GrayBin

FOOD & YARD WASTE
Food scraps, food-soiled paper, and plants go in the gray food and yard waste bin.  Your food and yard waste carts will be emptied every week on your regular collection day.  Burien residential garbage service includes recycling and food and yard waste collection at no additional charge.  Commercial customers may subscribe to food and yard waste collection, which may help reduce collection costs.

RecycleBin

RECYCLING
Paper, bottles, cans, and most plastics.  Burien residential, multi-family and commercial garbage service includes recycling collection at no additional charge.

LandfillBin

LANDFILL
What is trash?  Not much!  Thin plastics (single plastic bags and saran wrap), cat litter, ceramics, and broken glass to name a few.  We aim to send as little material to landfill as possible.

 

 DROP OFF LOCALLY

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HOLIDAY TREE COLLECTION

Recology CleanScapes accepts natural, undecorated, unflocked Christmas trees in lengths up to 6 feet for organics collection.  Customers who already subscribe to compost collection can put their trees out for pickup on the regular organics collection day.

Residential garbage customers in our Burien service area who do not already subscribe to food and yard waste collection can still have a properly prepared tree collected as organics during the first two full weeks of the new year for no charge.  Contact customer service at 206.767.3322 or at Burien@recology.com by Friday, January 13 to schedule a tree collection on the day our food and yard waste collection truck is in your area.

Flocked trees are not accepted in food & yard waste collection.  Flocking can often contain non-compostable materials including adhesives, flame retardant, or additives to make the flocking glitter and shine.  Flocked trees are considered garbage, and are not accepted at tree recycling facilities.


CONTAINER SIZES & RATES

Burien customers may select from several different garbage container sizes and save money by recycling and composting more.  Need a large container?  Learn more about drop box services.

Garbage

Burien customers may select from several different garbage container sizes and save money by recycling more or reducing waste altogether.  The following garbage cart sizes are available for residential customers:

Weekly Garbage Collection Monthly Rate
10-gallon micro-can $15.26
20-gallon mini-cart $16.51
32-gallon cart $23.00
45-gallon cart $28.01
64-gallon cart $33.12
96-gallon cart $43.19
Extra garbage* (per 32-gallon equivalent) $5.32 each

*There is an additional charge for garbage that does not fit in your garbage cart.  If your lid is open more than 6 inches, additional charges incur.

Monthly Garbage Collection Monthly Rate
32-gallon cart $15.20

 

Miscellaneous Services Per Occurrence
Return Trip $7.09
Drive in Charge, per month $7.09
Redelivery of Containers $11.82

 

On-Call Bulky Waste Collection* Per Item
Appliances (non-refrigerant) $73.86
Refrigerators/Freezers $73.86
Sofas/Chairs/Mattresses/Box Springs $73.86

 

*Once each calendar year, Burien residential customers may place one larger item (i.e. mattress, dishwasher, refrigerator) at the curb for pick-up.  In addition, customers may request a free collection of up to one cubic yard of smaller items.  All items must be placed at the curb and no individual item may be larger than 2 feet x 2 feet x 2 feet or weigh more than 65lbs. Prices above are effective for any additional items.

Recycling

Burien residential garbage service includes recycling collection at no additional charge. Your recycling cart will be emptied every other week on your garbage collection day.

Every Other Week Recycling Collection Monthly Rate
96-gallon cart  Included
32- and 96-gallon carts available upon request

 

Food & Yard Waste

Burien residential garbage service includes food and yard waste collection at no additional charge. Your food and yard waste cart will be emptied every week on your garbage collection day.  If you prefer not to participate in this service, or would like to request a different size food and yard waste cart, please submit a Change Service Form or call customer service at 206.767.3322.  By putting food scraps and yard waste in your gray cart, you may be able to reduce your garbage collection costs.

Weekly Food & Yard Waste Collection Monthly Rate
96-gallon cart Included
Additional 96g carts $4.73 per cart
Yard Waste Extra (32g equivalent) $2.36
32 or 64-gallon carts available upon request

Burien customers may select from several different garbage container sizes and save money by recycling more or reducing waste altogether. The following garbage container sizes are available for apartment and condominium customers:

Cart Service

GARBAGE – WEEKLY COLLECTION
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
MONTHLY RATE
PER CART
20-gallon mini cart $15.50
32-gallon cart $18.11
64-gallon cart $25.38
96-gallon cart $32.15
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES RATE
Extra garbage (per 32-gallon equivalent) $5.32 each
Return trip $7.09 each
Redelivery of containers $11.82

 

Small Container Service

GARBAGE – SMALL CONTAINER
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE MONTHLY RATE PER CONTAINER
1 Cubic Yard $80.76
1.5 Cubic Yard $116.48
2 Cubic Yard $149.07
3 Cubic Yard $214.27
4 Cubic Yard $260.79
6 Cubic Yard $372.51
8 Cubic Yard $471.78

 

GARBAGE – SMALL CONTAINER
COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE MONTHLY RATE PER CONTAINER
1 Cubic Yard $170.61
1.5 Cubic Yard $250.77
2 Cubic Yard $335.61
3 Cubic Yard $492.20
4 Cubic Yard $626.39
6 Cubic Yard $917.17

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES PER OCCURRENCE
Return trip $11.82
Container roll-outs (per 10 ft/per collection) $3.55
Unlocking lids (per collection) $1.77
Opening gates (per collection) $1.77
Extra un-compacted cubic yard $23.64

 

Large (Rolloff) Container Services

GARBAGE – LARGE CONTAINER
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE PER HAUL OR OCCURRENCE MONTHLY CONTAINER RENT*
10 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $121.62 $82.72
20 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $121.62 $82.72
30 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $121.62 $94.54
40 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $121.62 $94.54
Tonnage rate $148.05 per ton
* Monthly Container Rent ONLY applies to NON-COMPACTED waste.

 

GARBAGE – LARGE CONTAINER
COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE PER HAUL OR OCCURRENCE MONTHLY CONTAINER RENT*
10 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $151.16 N/A
20 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $151.16 N/A
30 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $151.16 N/A
40 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $151.16 N/A
Tonnage rate $148.05 per ton

 

Recycling

Burien apartment and condo customers’ garbage service includes recycling collection service at no additional charge.

If you do not currently subscribe to recycling collection and would like to, please fill out Change Service Form or call customer service at 206-767-3322.

Food & Yard Waste

Burien apartment and condominium customers can subscribe to food and yard waste collection which may help reduce garbage collection costs. Collecting food scraps is easy and can help you reduce waste. Property managers, call Customer Service at 206-767-3322 to learn more about:

      • Free posters, materials and resources
      • Free on-site technical assistance

This service is only provided upon request by the bill payer on record.

WEEKLY FOOD & YARD WASTE COLLECTION
CONTAINER SIZE MONTHLY RATE
96-gallon cart $17.24
Extra material (per 32-gallon equivalent) $2.36

Cart Service

GARBAGE – WEEKLY COLLECTION
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
MONTHLY RATE
PER CART
20-gallon mini cart $15.50
32-gallon cart $18.11
64-gallon cart $25.38
96-gallon cart $32.15
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES RATE
Extra garbage (per 32-gallon equivalent) $5.32 each
Return trip $7.09 each
Redelivery of containers $11.82

 

Small Container Service

GARBAGE – SMALL CONTAINER
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE MONTHLY RATE PER CONTAINER
1 Cubic Yard $80.76
1.5 Cubic Yard $116.48
2 Cubic Yard $149.07
3 Cubic Yard $214.27
4 Cubic Yard $260.79
6 Cubic Yard $372.51
8 Cubic Yard $471.78

 

GARBAGE – SMALL CONTAINER
COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE MONTHLY RATE PER CONTAINER
1 Cubic Yard $170.61
1.5 Cubic Yard $250.77
2 Cubic Yard $335.61
3 Cubic Yard $492.20
4 Cubic Yard $626.39
6 Cubic Yard $917.17

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES PER OCCURRENCE
Return trip $11.82
Container rollouts (per 10 ft/per collection) $3.55
Unlocking lids (per collection) $1.77
Opening gates (per collection) $1.77
Extra un-compacted cubic yard $23.64

 

Large (Roll-off) Container Services

GARBAGE – LARGE CONTAINER
NON-COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE PER HAUL OR OCCURRENCE MONTHLY CONTAINER RENT*
10 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $121.62 $82.72
20 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $121.62 $82.72
30 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $121.62 $94.54
40 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $121.62 $94.54
Tonnage rate $148.05 per ton
* Monthly Container Rent ONLY applies to NON-COMPACTED waste.

 

GARBAGE – LARGE CONTAINER
COMPACTED WASTE
CONTAINER SIZE PER HAUL OR OCCURRENCE MONTHLY CONTAINER RENT*
10 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $151.16 N/A
20 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $151.16 N/A
30 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $151.16 N/A
40 Cubic Yard Drop-Box $151.16 N/A
Tonnage rate $148.05 per ton

 

Recycling

Burien commercial customers’ garbage service includes recycling collection service at no additional charge.

If you do not currently subscribe to recycling collection and would like to, please sign up for service online or call customer service at 206-767-3322.

Food & Yard Waste

Burien commercial customers can subscribe to food and yard waste collection which may help reduce garbage collection costs.  Collecting food scraps is easy and can help you reduce waste.  Property managers, please call Customer Service at 206-767-3322 to learn more about:

      • Free posters, materials and resources
      • Free on-site technical assistance

This service is only provided upon request by the bill payer on record.

WEEKLY FOOD & YARD WASTE COLLECTION
CONTAINER SIZE MONTHLY RATE
96-gallon cart $17.24
Extra material (per 32-gallon equivalent) $2.36