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Collection Delays

The solid waste haulers in Auburn are committed to providing reliable collection for all customers. However, in the event that circumstances such as unsafe roads interfere with service schedules, we appreciate customer understanding and cooperation.

Waste Management & Republic Services

Residential & Multifamily cart customers:  Customers may put out twice the regular amount of garbage and yard waste on your next regularly scheduled collection day in one week, at no additional charge.  Recycle is collected every other week, so the missed recycle will be collected on your regular collection day in two weeks, at no additional charge.

Commercial dumpster customers: The haulers will proceed with collection from commercial locations as soon as conditions allow.


Tips for Extra Material Storage and Set Out:

Extra garbage: Place next to garbage container in - 

  • Securely tied plastic bags or
  • 32-gal can with handles and lid (65 lb. limit)
  • Label "Garbage"

Extra recycling: Place next to recycling cart in -

  • 32-gal can with handles and lid (65 lb. limit) or
  • Cardboard boxes (2x2x2 ft. size limit)
  • Label "Recycling"
  • Do NOT use plastic bags for extra recycling.
  • Waste Management Recycle Drop Box (Free)
    • 701 2nd St NW, Auburn WA 98001
    • Open 24 hours a day
    • Directions: If you are heading west on Main Street, take a right after West Auburn High School (F ST NW), then then take a left onto 2nd St NW. You will see a green fence and the drop box is on your right at an opening in the fence.
    • NO PLASTIC BAGS - so please empty recyclables out of boxes, bags or cans.

Extra yard waste: Place next to yard cart in - 

  • Heavy paper yard bags (available at hardware stores) or
  • Reusable polywoven yard bags (available at hardware stores) or 
  • 32-gal can with handles and lid (65 lb. limit) or
  • Bundles tied with sisal twine (4'x2' size limit)
  • Label "Yard" 
  • Do NOT use plastic bags for extra yard waste.
  • NO food waste in extra yard waste containers.

For more information, contact Auburn’s Utilities Department at 253-931-3038, option #2 or email us.