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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: The health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities are our top priority. Our Renton office is temporarily closed while we continue to monitor developments.
Please contact our Customer Service team at 206-777-6440 for all payments and customer service questions.

With the onset of COVID-19, and the health concerns taking place in our communities, we want to keep you updated with precautions we're taking at Republic Services. We are still running all collection routes at this time. We have concerns with loose materials around carts and containers. For all involved, we are implementing temporary guidelines to protect our employees, customers, and our communities.  
Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 
  • Due to health concerns for the public and our drivers, we will only collect trash stored in Republic carts or personally owned cans. Extra trash must be bagged or stored in an additional cart or can. 
  • If you have extra recycling or yard waste, it must be in a cart or can. We will not collect any loose/bundled/bagged material outside a cart or can.
  • In addition, we are suspending all bulky waste collections until further notice. 
  • Due to health concerns for the public and our drivers, we will only collect trash stored in your container, and trash outside of the container that is bagged. Any trash outside the container that is not bagged will not be collected. 
  • If you have recycling, our drivers will only collect recycling that is stored inside your container. We will not collect any recycling outside your container.

Renton COVID-19 Waste Guidelines 


Welcome to Republic Services in Renton

Look to us, rely on us for Renton 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.

Customer Service Call Center

Monday-Friday 7am - 7pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm

Republic Services Renton Customer Care Center

212 Wells Ave S, Suite 104, Renton, WA 98057
Monday-Friday 7 am - 4:30 pm & Saturday 8am - 12pm
Pay your bill, change service levels, view cart size, get answers to your recycle questions

Renton Information

Visit the links below for more information about services and events in your area.


Multi-Lingual Recycling Guidelines

In order to better serve all of our customers we offer our recycling posters and guidelines in 10 different languages in addition to English. We strive to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information we can to our customers. The posters below offer valuable information about garbage, organics, recycling, expanded recycling, call for pick-up and hazardous waste guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How much food and yard waste can I set out without being charged extra?

Food and yard waste composting is unlimited in the City of Renton. Please place food waste in the grey organics cart. Yard waste may be placed in the grey organics cart, paper lawn waste bags, or other sturdy containers labeled “YARD”.

Can I put plastic grocery bags in my recycle cart?

Plastic bags should not go in the blue recycling carts. They should be taken to local grocery stores that accept them for recycling. Types of plastic bags you can recycle at grocery stores include grocery, produce, newspaper, bread, dry cleaning, and zip-top food storage bags. Plastic product wrap--found on products like paper towels, toilet paper, or cases of water or soda bottles--can also be included. For a full list of plastic bags and films recyclable at grocery stores click here

Is Styrofoam recyclable?

Styrofoam cannot be collected in your blue recycle cart. Visit for information about drop off locations for Styrofoam recycling.

Where is the transfer station?

Click here to link to King County Transfer Stations website.

Can I recycle plastic plant pots?

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

What numbers on plastics are recyclable?

Not all plastics are recyclable, but you can recycle any plastic container in the shape of a bottle, tub, jug or cup.

What is the hazardous waste fee?

It is a Washington State mandatory fee.

How many months am I billed for?

Three (3) months at a time.

Can I put deceased animals in the garbage?

Yes. Double bag and place in your green garbage cart. (Animals must weigh less than 15 pounds. Deceased animals do NOT belong in your gray organics cart).

What do I do with shredded paper?

Residential shredded paper may be placed in your grey organics cart. No plastic shred allowed. Commercial and business office shredded paper may be placed in clear plastic bags and placed in the blue recycle container.

Can pet waste go in the organics container?
No. Double bag pet waste and place in your green garbage cart only.

What time do I need to have my carts out?

A. Have your carts at the curb by 7:00am on your designated service day.

What holidays will affect my pickup?

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Note: If a holiday falls on a weekday, your service day will shift one day later. For example, if New Year’s Day falls on Monday, those collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday; Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday, etc. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday.

Can I recycle wood scraps?

Yes. Clean, unpainted, untreated wood can be recycled. Material must be placed in a cardboard box, labeled “wood waste” and placed next to your blue recycle cart. Wood pieces must be 2ft. x 2ft. or smaller. Call 206-777-6440 for pickup.

Are window glass and mirrors recyclable?

No. That type of glass must be bagged and placed in your green garbage cart.

What are the different cart colors?

In Renton, your collection cart colors are: Green for garbage; Blue for recycling, and Gray for organics.

How can I pay my bill?

You can pay your bill at; by phone at 206-777-6440; by mail; through the MyResource™ app, or in person at our new Renton location (212 Wells Ave S, Suite 104,Renton, WA 98057), Mon. - Fri. 7:00am - 4:30pm & Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm.

Are plastic compact disc (CD) cases recyclable?

No. Plastic CD cases and CD’s are not recyclable.

What do I do with dirt, sod or rock?

Pacific Topsoils accepts dirt, sod, and rock which are NOT collected in your gray organics cart.

What else can I recycle besides plastic, paper, aluminum, and glass?

Click here for a full list of recyclables Republic Services accepts in Renton.

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

Please call us at 206-777-6440 and request a grey organics cart. Our team will deliver the organics cart to your service address. This service is included with your garbage and recycling at no additional cost. Place food scraps directly into the grey organics cart.

Contact Information

Commercial: 253-872-7220
Residential: 206-777-6440

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