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On inclement weather days we will do our best to provide service on the regular schedule. For more information: City of Yakima Press Release

If you have a metal bin, here are a few tips to ensure prompt service: Winter Dumpster Tips

Automated Garbage Collection

The Refuse Division provides automated garbage collection to over 25,000 residential customers. Customers have a choice of a 32-gallon or 96-gallon wheeled cart, collected weekly. Each cart is numbered and assigned to a specific address. Items placed outside the cart will be collected for an additional fee, only if arrangements are made prior to collection. Carry-out service is available for an additional charge for carts not placed at the curb or alley line.

New Rates Effective January 1st, 2018

Automated Service
Refuse Cart Size Monthly Fee
32-Gallon $17.60
96-Gallon $20.10
Carryout Service
Refuse Cart Size Monthly Fee
32-Gallon $32.00
96-Gallon $34.22


Cart Placement

  • Please have containers at the curb or alley line by 6:00 a.m. on the day of your scheduled pickup.
  • Place your cart at the curb or alley line at least 4 feet from any obstruction, including other garbage or yard debris carts, vehicles, fences, mailboxes, power poles, etc.
  • Place your cart with the wheels facing your residence and the lid opening towards the road.
  • Avoid placing the container under low hanging tree branches, wires, building eves or other objects.
  • Please refrain from parking your vehicle in front of the cart.

Extra Garbage Charges

Extra items placed outside of the cart can be collected with your regular garbage service upon your request and for an additional fee. Please call the Refuse Department at (509) 575-6005 (choose option 1) before collection if you would like your extra items picked up.


Extra Items Collection Fee
Bag $2.77/ea
Box $2.77/ea


Overfill Fees

Overfill fees will be charged for debris above the rim of the cart or for debris above the rim of the metal bin. Overfill fees are assessed to the container assigned to your residence.

      • 32 or 96-gallon cart overfill charges are $2.77 per cart, per occurrence.
      • Metal bin overfill charges are $15.09 per bin, per occurrence.

 Call-Back Request

There is a charge of $14.19 if you request our trucks to return and collect garbage or yard debris not placed out for collection at the regularly scheduled collection time or day.

Yard Waste Collection

City of Yakima Refuse division offers yard waste collection as well as regular garbage collection. For more information please see the link on the right side of this page.

Or use this link

Metal Bins

Metal bins are available for multiple dwellings and other residences where large amounts of garbage accumulate. The bin can be provided in place of your regular garbage service or to use on a temporary basis for that special clean up. Bins should be placed on a solid foundation where they are easily accessible for collection. 

For more information and to see sizes and rates use the following links.

Permanent Bins

Temporary Bins


Other Important Information


The City of Yakima does not currently offer curbside recycling services for household items. However, Yakima Waste Systems offers biweekly curbside recycling for a fee. For more information on which commodities you can recycle and costs, contact Yakima Waste at (509) 248-4213 or visit

Collection Time

Please have containers at the curb or alley line by 6:00 a.m.

Special Hauls

The City of Yakima will pick up and properly dispose of tires, appliances, bulk yard debris and household items through a special garbage pickup. Please call for cost estimates.

Utility Customer Service

For service changes and requests, questions or concerns regarding your billing or problems associated with your refuse collection, please call the Utility Customer Service Office at 509-575-6080.


For ordinance information related to Refuse Collection please click the following link, Title 4 Health and Sanitation: Chapter 4.16 Garbage Storage, Disposal and Collection