Residents need to contract for mandatory garbage service by Aug. 1

great dealThe City of Lynnwood is reminding all property owners, who do not currently subscribe to regular garbage service, that they have until Aug. 1 to sign up.

In February, the Lynnwood City Council adopted an ordinance that requires all city property owners to have scheduled curb-side garbage service at their property by Aug. 1.

Estimates from the local hauling companies show a majority of Lynnwood property owners currently subscribe to regular garbage service. If you are a tenant of a Lynnwood property, it is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed, however it is advisable that an agreement between the tenant and property owner occur prior to Aug. 1. 

There are two hauling companies that service the City of Lynnwood. Residents living west of Highway 99 are serviced by Republic Services and residents living east of Highway 99 are serviced by Waste Management (see map below). Each company can help customers tailor service to best fit their individual needs.

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To help residents get ready for the new garbage service requirements, the City is offering a limited number of Clean-Up Coupons for use at the Snohomish County Southwest Transfer Station. In late May, Lynnwood property owners will receive a flyer in the mail detailing the new requirements and how to obtain a Clean-Up coupon. The coupon will cover the the first 360 pounds of a load, which is the average cost for a passenger load, at the transfer station ($20) and will be valid from June 1 – Nov. 1.

One of the benefits of having scheduled garbage service is that all single-family and multi-family properties have recycling collection included with a garbage subscription. Maximizing the recycle collection gives you the opportunity to choose the smallest garbage container that fits your needs, which can help keep your monthly costs down, and help save the environment.

Recycling collection accepts the following items, placed together in one container – no sorting necessary.

  • Clean mixed paper, newspaper, and cardboard
  • Tin and aluminum cans
  • Plastic bottles, jugs, jars, and dairy tubs
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Small, clean scrap metal items

See your company’s website for more details on specific materials for each category.

 

Yard and food waste collection is also available for an additional cost. Diverting food waste can also lead to less true garbage and the option of a smaller garbage container.

For more information on Garbage and Recycling contact the City’s Recycling Coordinator Steve Fisher at 425-670-5244 or sfisher@ci.lynnwood.wa.us.

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