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Welcome to Republic Services in Mercer Island

Look to us, rely on us for Mercer Island solid waste and recycling solutions. Your local team at Republic Services is devoted to meeting your needs every day. We’re dedicated to providing cost-effective garbage collection, recycling and solid waste disposal solutions for your home, business or government entity.

Mercer Island Information

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Every year, Americans recycle more than 87 million tons. Unfortunately, not everything placed in a recycle bin is ready to be recycled. Sometimes, perfectly good items (like paper) are ruined because other items are wet or soiled. Contaminated recycling hurts the environment. What can you do? Remember: Empty, Clean, Dry

Empty, Clean, Dry

Frequently Asked Questions​

Get answers to your questions about Republic Services waste and recycling services for Mercer Island.

How much food and yard waste can I put out and not be charged extra?

Ten 32-gallon units (for example, one 96-gallon yard waste container, plus seven extra Kraft bags or 32-gallon cans).

Can I recycle plastic grocery bags?

Yes bundle them into one bag and tie and put into your recycle container.

Is Styrofoam recyclable?

Styrofoam must be bagged and placed in the garbage.

What do I do with food scraps if I don’t have a food and yard waste container?

Bag your food scraps and place into the garbage.

Where is the transfer station?

Click here to link to King County Transfer Stations website.

Can I recycle plastic pots? (Used for plants)

Yes. Clean them (no dirt) and place in your blue recycle container.

What numbers are recyclable?

When recycling plastic, don’t think about the numbers. Instead consider the size and shape of the item. Plastic bottle, cup, tub, and jug shaped items are easily recyclable.

What is the hazardous waste fee?

It is a Washington State mandatory fee.

How many months am I billed for?

3 months

Can I put deceased small animals in the garbage?

Double bag and place in garbage.

What do I do with shredded paper?

Put in clear tied plastic bag with secure knot and put into recycle OR place (unbagged) in your food and yard waste container.

Can animal waste go in the food and yard waste container?

No, it needs to be bagged and placed into the garbage container (double bagged, preferred).

What time do I have to have my containers out?

7:00 am

What holidays will affect my pick up day?

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
If your collection falls on or after that day during the collection week, your pick-up day will shift one day.

(If New Year’s Day falls on Monday, those normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday; Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday; Wednesday customers will be collected on Thursday; Thursday customers will be collected on Friday, and Friday customers will be collected on Saturday.)

Can I put wood waste in the food and yard waste container and how much?

Small amounts of untreated wood can go into your food and yard waste container.

Are window glass and mirrors recyclable?

No. They must be bagged and placed in your garbage container.

Are plastic CD covers recyclable?

No. Neither is the CD itself.

What do I do with excess yard waste and dirt, rock or sod?

Pacific Topsoils takes excess yard waste, dirt, rock and sod.​

Contact Information

Residential:206-682-9730
Commercial:206-682-3037

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