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Planning & Public Works
Recycle & Reduce Waste
Recycle Your Yard Debris
to sign up for curbside yard waste recycling service. You'll receive a 90-gallon wheeled cart, which will be collected from your home every other week.
Yard waste must fit in the container with the lid closed
Contact your hauler if you have extra yard waste
No food waste (except for fruit and vegetable trimmings)
No pizza boxes
Brush, branches and roots (smaller than 4 inch diameter)
Fruit and vegetable trimmings
Invasive species (blackberry, etc.)
Large amounts of dirt
Yard Waste (All facilities)
Drop off at transfer stations in Pierce County
For yard waste generated in Pierce County's solid waste system. Branches must be smaller than four inches in diameter and less than four feet long.
1 ton max at Prairie Ridge/5 cubic yards max at Anderson Island and Key Center
Beginning May 1, 2019:
A fee of $93.48 per ton will be charged for all
non-system yard waste*
collected at transfer stations in Pierce County.
Minimum charge is $18.70 for up to 400 pounds.
*Non-system includes yard waste from Tacoma, Ruston, Auburn, Pacific and JBLM. It also includes yard waste from other counties.
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