garbage

University Place Refuse and Recycling provides curbside residential garbage collection weekly (for customers with GRAY toters) or every other week (for customers with BROWN toters).  We offer several sizes to accommodate any household: 24, 48, 64, and 96 gallon toters are available.

We are able to take these materials in your garbage toters:

  • Dirty aluminum trays and foil
  • Cold ashes and charcoal
  • Empty automotive fluid containers
  • Dirty cardboard
  • Bottle caps and lids
  • Cat litter
  • Cigarette butts
  • Destroyed clothing and fabric
  • Disposable diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Foam rubber
  • Food waste
  • Needles or syringes in a sealed, rigid container
  • Dirty paper products (plates, cups, napkins, tissue, etc)
  • Pet food bags
  • Pet poop
  • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic food wrap, sandwich & produce bags
  • Styrofoam peanuts (styrofoam block recycling is available at our recycling center)
  • Broken and unusable toys
  • Lumber scraps
  • Woven plastic bags
  • glass

We require that all bold/italicized materials be bagged, either in standard trash bags or grocery bags, to keep these loose items from spilling out of the toter during the dumping procedure.  We do request, though, that all materials be bagged for sanitary and cleanliness purposes.

Please DO NOT place the following materials in any of your toters:

  • Asbestos
  • Heavy metal machinery/parts (auto parts, fence posts, etc)
  • Large items such as furniture, appliances, etc.
  • Anything over 4″ in diameter and 3′ in length
  • Tires
  • Liquids of any kind
  • Any hazardous materials

Please see our disposal infographic for information on where to take these materials.