Attention: Information on the suspension of curbside recycling services is located here.
Why Is Our Recycling Going To Landfills?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqpt1Sti9NM&feature=youtu.be
Garbage Contract Changes (Effective 1-1-2018)
Beginning January 1st, 2018 there are some service changes with Basin Disposal, the solid waste provider for College Place. The service is moving to unlimited collection. This means that 64 gallon containers will be replaced with 96 gallon containers in order to keep drivers in the truck for greater efficiency. A pamphlet on service changes is located here (Please click on link). Some general FAQ's are located below:
1. What is unlimited collection?
Unlimited collection means that Basin Disposal will collect whatever is put out along the street as long as it is bagged, boxed, or bundled. This includes taking appliances, yard waste, and such.
2. Will Basin Disposal charge me a overfill charge anymore?
No, they will not. It is unlimited collection.
3. Can't my container be grand fathered?
32 gallon containers will be allowed to be grand fathered as long as they are not overfilled perpetually. However, in order to allow operator efficiency which keeps down operational cost, 64 gallon containers will be upgraded to the 96.
4. When was this advertised/discussed with the Public?
The changes were discussed in a couple of the newsletters that went out with utility bills. The changes were discussed at length during the November 28th (Meeting Packet . Audio File) and December 12th meetings (Meeting Packet . Audio File). It was also advertised through multiple media channels.
Important Information about the garbage receptacle
8.12.140 - Charge for collection—Schedule
All charges for solid waste service shall be based in accordance with the contract between the city and the contractor as well as RCW 35A.21.152 and RCW 35A.21.153.
All garbage cans shall be accessible to the collector of solid waste, and within ten feet from the stopping point of the truck on the street or alley, as the case may be. The garbage can be placed at the stopping point only during the 24-hour period which starts at 7:00 p.m. the day prior to collection and ends at 6:59 p.m. on the day of collection. All garbage cans shall be kept to the rear of the front yard setback line of any lot, parcel, or tract of land in any residential zoning district of the city.