Recycling and Waste Reduction


Recycling services in Bellingham are provided by Sanitary Service Company (360-734-3490) under contract to the City. The charge for service is set by City ordinance.

Yard Waste Disposal Options (replaces "Clean Green")

The City's subsidy of a seasonal woody debris ("Clean Green") transfer station has ended. However, there are options for year-round pick-up of yard waste and compost.

Benefits of this program transition are:

  • There are more choices where and how to compost
  • The City is no longer paying to ship the composted material out of the area
  • The City can provide free yard waste disposal a few, critical times a year

For further information, please call the Bellingham Public Works Department.