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Multifamily Customers

For Auburn residents in mobile home parks and apartment dwellings with 3 or more units.

Who is my Hauler?

Click on the Citizen Look Up Tool or on this map (PDF) to determine your solid waste hauler (Waste Management or Republic Services).

Customer Service:

Resident's Guide to Utility Services

Our Resident's Guide to Utility Services (PDF) brochure provides information regarding your water, sewer, storm and/or garbage services. Please take a look and call us if you have any questions at 253-931-3038.

Missed Collections

Property Owners/Managers (only) must call Waste Management directly at 1-800-592-9995 within 24 hours to request a Courtesy Pickup. Missed collections due to late container set-out, locked gates/enclosures, or use of customer's own lock on container(s) is not considered a missed collection and will incur a Return Trip Fee of $19.03 per material (see Solid Waste Rates) (PDF)


WM Garbage CartGARBAGE COLLECTION

If you own property within the Auburn city limits, per City Code, you are required to have a minimum garbage service level (10-gallons) whether the service is utilized or not. Property Owners must provide adequate garbage service level(s) for occupied units. Solid waste services cannot be split apart separately (to bill to tenants) from utility accounts that bill for water, sewer and/or storm services.

Start, Stop or Change Service:

Contact the City of Auburn Utilities department at 253-391-3030 or Utilities@auburnwa.gov us. 

Containers & Rates:

Solid Waste Rates (PDF) vary depending on your garbage container size and pick up frequency. When you size up for service, the City will provide a 35-gallon garbage cart (default size).

    Container sizes available -

  • Can with loose lid (grey):  10-gallon
  • Cart with wheels (green):  20-gallon (35-gallon cart with fixed black insert), 35-gallon, 64-gallon or 96-gallon
  • Front-load, metal dumpster with lids (green):  1-yard, 1.5-yard, 2-yard, 3-yard, 4-yard, 6-yard or 8-yard;  1 - 4-yard dumpsters have wheels.
  • Roll-off metal box w/open-top (green):  20-yard, 30-yard or 40-yard; Available upon request with screen lid (no additional cost) or closed-top (fee applies).
  • Compactors: Waste Management can haul and empty customers own compactors for a fee. Sizes: 1 - 6 yard or 8 - 40 yard).
  • Locks from Waste Management available at no additional cost for front-load dumpsters or roll-off boxes with screen lid or closed-tops.
  • Temporary Containers for 60-day use or less:  (See Solid Waste Rates link above for pricing)
    • Front-load metal dumpster w/lids (green) in 2-yard, 4-yard or 6-yard sizes.
    • Roll-off metal box w/open top (green) in 20-yard, 30-yard or 40-yard sizes .  

Collection: 

  • Frequency - Cans or carts are collected one time per week. Front-load and roll-off box containers may be collected up to 5 times a week (see Solid Waste Rates for pricing).
  • Collection Day - Call Waste Management directly (1-800-592-9995) to determine your collection day.
  • Set-Out - Carts must be at the curbside and/or dumpsters available on property for collection by 7:00 AM on collection day.
    • Enclosures - Carts and/or containers that need to be rolled out from an enclosure more than 5 feet to be emptied will incur a "Roll-out Fee", See Solid Waste Rates (PDF) for fee.
  • Missed Collection?  Property Owners/Managers (only) must call Waste Management directly at 1-800-592-9995 within 24 hours to request a Courtesy Pickup. Missed collections due to late container set-out, locked gates/enclosures, or use of customer's own lock on container(s) is not considered a missed collection and will incur a Return Trip Fee of $19.03 (see Solid Waste Rates) (PDF). 
  • Extra Garbage - Garbage collected in excess of your current monthly service level (as listed on your account) will incur extra garbage charges of $11.22 per container/box or bag (up to 32-gallons by volume) or $32.84 per front-load dumpster or roll-off box (up to 1 cubic yard) per pickup.
    • Put extra garbage in your own containers (32-gallon w/lid and handles, 65 lb. limit),heavy plastic bag or box (4' x 2' limit) and place next to garbage cart. Extra garbage must be labeled "Garbage".
    • NOTE: If the amount of garbage your tenants generate exceeds the current container size, consider increasing your service level or consider utilizing the no additional cost City Recycling Program. See examples on how to right size your container. (PDF) 
  • Extra Pickup - To schedule an extra pickup the property manager or owner must call the City of Auburn Utilities Department at 253-931-3038. See Solid Waste Rates (PDF) for fees.   

Materials Accepted:

Household garbage ONLY. NO yard waste or hazardous waste is accepted in the garbage. For more information visit the Waste Management website.

Garbage Guidelines (PDFs) - English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW):

HHW can be taken for FREE to the Auburn Wastemobilelinks to external site,  open every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click on the above link for what items are accepted.

Bulky Item Collection:

Items such as refrigerators, sofas and mattresses can be picked up by special arrangement at the property for an additional charge (see Solid Waste Rates above under Miscellaneous Service). To schedule a bulky item collection, the property owner/manager (only) must call the City Utilities department at 253-931-3038.  


WM Recycle CartRECYCLE SERVICES

Recycling is included with garbage service at NO additional cost. Multifamily properties may choose to, but are not required to utilize City contracted Waste Management recycling services. Property owners must authorize all recycle program set-ups.

Contaminated recycling containers (items not allowed in recycling) may not be picked up. Waste Management dispatch will contact the property owner, who will have the option to clean out contamination or pay to have it emptied as garbage for a fee (per container size).

Outreach & Education:  FREE site visits to access waste reduction and recycling needs, tenant recycling tote bags, guidelines, and training are available to help your recycling program be successful. To set up an appointment or if you have questions call 1-800-592-9995 or email Waste Management.  

Start, Stop or Change Service:

Property Owner or Manager (only), visit the hauler, Waste Management links to external site, website or call 1-800-592-9995. 

Containers & Rates:

When you sign up for recycle service,  the City will provide recycle containers at no additional cost. Individual containers (per tenant) are available for properties with 4 units or less and mobile home parks. Properties with more than 4 units must place containers in a central location(s) cluster(s) for collection. 

    Container sizes available -

  • Carts with wheels (blue):35-gallon, 64-gallon or 96-gallon
  • Front-load, metal dumpster with lids (blue):  1-yard, 1.5-yard, 2-yard, 3-yard, 4-yard, 6-yard or 8-yard;  1 thru 4-yard dumpsters have wheels.
  • Roll-off containers:  Not available through the City. Please call Waste Management directly at 1-800-592-9995 for availability and pricing (this service would be an additional charge).
  • Locks from Waste Management available at no additional cost for front-load dumpsters.

Collection: 

  • Frequency - Carts are collected one time per week. Front-load and roll-off box containers may be collected up to 5 times a week
  • Collection Day - Call Waste Management directly (1-800-592-9995) to determine your collection day.
  • Set-Out - Carts must be at the curbside and/or dumpsters available on property for collection by 7:00 AM on collection day.
    • Enclosures - Carts and/or containers that need to be rolled out from an enclosure more than 5 feet to be emptied will incur a "Roll-out Fee", See Solid Waste Rates (PDF) for fee.
  • Missed Collection?  Property Owners or Managers (only) must call Waste Management directly at 1-800-592-9995 within 24 hours to request a Courtesy Pickup. Missed collections due to late container set-out, locked gates/enclosures, or use of customer's own lock on container(s) is not considered a missed collection and will incur a Return Trip Fee of $19.03 (see Solid Waste Rates) (PDF). 
  • Extra Recycle - Extra recycle will be collected at no addition cost if collected on a regular scheduled collection day. Extra recycling must be labeled "Recycle".
    • Put recycling in a box (2' x 2' x 2' limit) or 32-gallon can (65 lb. limit) and place next to the blue recycle container. No plastic bags for recycle.
  • Extra Pickup - A request to pickup extra recycle on non-regular collection day will incur a Return Trip Fee of $19.03 (see Solid Waste Rates) (PDF). To schedule an additional pickup the Property Manager or Owner must call the City of Auburn Utilities Department at 253-931-3038.

Materials Accepted:

Clean, loose recyclables ONLY. NO garbage, yard waste or hazardous waste is accepted in the recycle. NO plastic bags. For more information visit the Waste Management links to external sitewebsite.

Recycling Guidelines (PDFs) - 

English   Amharic   Chinese   Hindi   Korean   Russian   Somali   Spanish   Vietnamese. For more information visit Waste Management website.


WM Compostables CartCOMPOSTABLES (food, food-soiled paper & yard waste)

City Code 8.08.120 prohibits yard waste from being mixed with garbage. Garbage containers containing yard waste and garbage mixed together will not be picked up.

Start, Stop or Change Service:

Contact the City of Auburn Utilities department at 253-9312-3038 or email www.auburnwa.gov/utilities

Containers, Rates & Services:

Compostable rates (PDF) vary depending on the size of container. Compostables service is available on a subscription basis. NOTE: Compostables restart fee - If compostables service is canceled and restarted within 7 months a restart fee of $25.00 will be charged. When you sign up for yard waste service the City supplies a (grey) cart.

Container sizes available - 

  • Cart with wheels (grey):  35-gallon, 64-gallon or 96-gallon  
  • Front-load, metal dumpster with lids (green):  1-yard or 2-yard
  • Locks from Waste Management available at no additional cost for front-load dumpsters.

Cart cleaning / deodorizing - Waste Management will clean and deodorize your compostables container for a fee of $15.00 per container. Please call the City of Auburn at 253-931-3038 to request this service.

Collection:

  • Frequency - Compostables containers are collected once a week.  Carts must be grouped into stations for collection.
  • Collection day? Call the City at 253-931-3038 to determine collection day.
  • Set-out -  Carts must be at the curbside and/or dumpsters available on property for collection by 7:00 AM on collection day. 
    • Enclosures - Carts and/or containers that need to be rolled out from an enclosure more than 5 feet to be emptied will incur a "Roll-out Fee", See Solid Waste Rates (PDF) for fee.
  • Missed Collection?  Property Owners/Managers (only) must call Waste Management directly at 1-800-592-9995 within 24 hours to request a Courtesy Pickip. Missed collections due to late container set-out, locked gates/enclosures, or use of customer's own lock on container(s) is not considered a missed collection and will incur a Return Trip Fee of $19.03 per material (see Solid Waste Rates).
  • Extra Compostables - Extra compostables above the regular service level will be collected on a regular scheduled collection day for a fee of $3.32 for each extra unit (can/bag/box up to 32-gallons in volume). 
    • Put extra yard debris (NO food) in your own containers (32-gallon w/lid and handles, 65 lb. limit), approved yard debris paper bags or bundles (4' x 2' limit) and place next to compostables cart. Extra compostables must be labeled "Yard". No plastic bags.
  • Extra Pickup - A request to pickup extra yard waste on a non-regular collection day will incur a Return Trip Fee: Carts $19.03, 1-yard $34.31 or 2-yard $57.42 (see Solid Waste Rates) (PDF). To schedule an additional pickup the Property Manager or Owner must call the City of Auburn Utilities Department at 253-931-3038.

Materials Accepted:

Includes organic material from your yard, (leaves, grass, and branches under 4" in diameter x 3' long), shredded paper (in paper bag) and/or food scraps and food-soiled paper. No sod, dirt, rocks, concrete, lumber or plastic bags.

Compostables Guidelines (PDFs) - English   Amharic   Chinese   Hindi   Korean   Russian   Somali   Spanish   VietnameseWaste Management Apartment and Condo Compost Guide. For more information visit the Waste Management website or King County Food Recycling website.