Waste Management

Solid Waste Collection Service Information

Solid waste collection for Newcastle residents and businesses is provided by Waste Management. For residential customers, garbage and yard/food waste collection is performed weekly on either Tuesday or Thursday, with recycling on an every-other-week schedule. Billing and service changes are managed by Waste Management. Visit wmnorthwest.com/newcastle or call Waste Management at 1-800-592-9995 for:
      - Collection rate or service subscription

      - Bulky item collection (mattresses, appliances, etc.)
      - Construction/demolition containers (remodeling, etc.) 
      - Disabled service
      - Vacation hold service (advance notice only)
      - Missed collection or missing/damaged carts

Sign up for a WM online account to receive service alerts by text or email. Click the arrows on the red boxes below for more details. WM has also put together a list of FAQs here.


Rate Information

Collection rates consist of two components. The service component represents Waste Management’s collection service. The disposal component represents the cost paid to King County Solid Waste to dispose of the solid waste. Collection Rates vary by container size. The cost for recycling and yard/food waste is imbedded into the cost for garbage collection.

The base collection rates include a 8.49 percent street/administrative fee paid to the City to offset costs associated with wear and tear collection trucks put on Newcastle streets, as well as the contract administration costs. The fee generates about $150,000 in new revenue annually.

Current collection rates are available on the Waste Management 

Collection Contract Information

Solid Waste collection services in Newcastle are performed by Waste Management under a 10-year contract approved by the Newcastle City Council in July 2018. You can view the full background on that process and stories written about the contract at newcastlewa.gov/wastecontract.

Under the current contract Waste Management installed and manages six public solar-powered trash compactors alongside recycling containers in the city’s downtown area. The company also provides an annual $15,000 sponsorship for the city’s summer events.

Additional Information


- Includes information about the collection schedule, service improvements and garbage/yard waste/recycling guidelines.

- Includes information about updated recycling service coming to Newcastle businesses and multifamily properties.

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