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Garbage, Recycling & Compostables

*** October 11, 2018 - Waste Management Customers, see Collection Delay below ***

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 Serviceslinks to external site 


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

Hauler:  Waste Management   or  Republic Serviceslinks to external site


- Information on service at businesses.

Hauler:  Waste Management   or  Republic Serviceslinks to external site 

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- 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.

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 a natural gas pipeline rupture, solid waste (garbage, yard waste and recycling) is CANCELED for today, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018 for Waste Management customers. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. The Waste Management trucks that service the City of Auburn are powered by compressed natural gas and the company has been affected by the potential shortage of natural gas.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 - Garbage, yard waste and recycle will be collected on the regular schedule.


Residential customers who are not collected today may put out twice the regular amount of garbage and yard waste on your next regularly scheduled collection day, at no additional charge. Recycle is collected every other week, so the missed recycle will be collected on your next regular collection day in two weeks, at no additional charge.


Waste Management will collect from commercial customers as soon as conditions allow.

View detailed information on Collection Delays

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Sort it Out:  New recycling rule starts January 2, 2018.

Effective 1/1/2018 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, 253-931-5103
  • Kathleen Edman, Solid Waste Customer Care Specialist / Outreach & Education, 253-931-3047