Put all containers out before 7AM on your collection day. Please remove containers from the curb within 24 hours after collection. If you are unsure about your collection day, contact us.
Contact us at 425-452-4762. Call before 6PM, and collection will be by 8PM the same day. If you call after 6PM on a weekday, materials will be collected the next business day. If you call after 6PM on a Friday, materials will be collected the following Monday.
Missed Collections in Bad Weather
Republic Services trucks weigh 60,000 pounds and slide easily on icy roads. If your street is missed due to bad weather, take materials back in. Extra materials will be collected at no extra charge the next collection day (a week later). Put excess materials in a temporary container, such as a box or paper bag, marked “Garbage,” “Recycling,” or “Yard Debris.”
No Collection on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
If your collection day is on or after one of these holidays, collection will be one day later. For example, if your scheduled collection day is Thursday (Thanksgiving), collection will be Friday and Friday customers will have collection on Saturday.
No Charge for Extra Recycling
Put any excess recyclables in paper bags or boxes marked “Recycling” and place near the Blue Recycling Cart.
There is an extra charge for garbage that doesn’t fit into the garbage can with the lid closed or for overweight containers. For example, a 32-gallon garbage can that weighs over 55 lbs.
Yard Debris – Up to 192 Gallons Accepted Weekly
In addition to one 96-gallon Green Yard Debris cart (200 lb. weight limit), three 32-gallon containers or paper yard debris bags (55 lb. weight limit each) can be set out weekly. Materials over this weekly limit will cost extra. If using 32-gallon containers, mark “Yard Debris.” Call Republic for a list of stores that carry paper yard debris bags and approved reusable yard debris bags.
Yard + Food: What Goes Where?
Recycle Holiday Trees
Yard debris customers can set holiday trees out on their scheduled collection day. Trees should be free of flocking, tinsel, ornaments, and hangers; cut into 4 foot lengths and tied into bundles less than 2 feet wide. Use biodegradable string; no nylon/plastic. Put flocked trees in the garbage.
Wind Storm Debris
Put storm debris in your Green Yard Debris Cart or prepare the same as holiday trees and set out on your regular collection day. No branches over 4 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length. Volume limitations apply.
Recycling is free in Bellevue. There is no charge for extra recycling: put any excess recyclables in paper bags or boxes marked “Recycling” and place near the Blue Recycling Cart. Reduce contamination and make recycling count. Do not put items in bags except shredded paper and other plastic bags (bag your bags). NO lids or caps less than 3 inches in diameter; NO containers that held toxics; no garbage.
Not sure about an item? Need help with service? Please contact us at 425-452-4762 or call the City of Bellevue Utilities Department at 425-452-6932.
Household Recycling at the Curb
Small Electronics must be less than 2 feet in any direction and less than 60 lbs. Bag items in a securely closed plastic bag and mark “Electronics.” Larger items do not need to be bagged. Set near (not in) your Blue Recycling Cart.
Examples: cell phones, computers/accessories/printers, fax machines, radios and stereos, TVs (screens 21” or less)
Clothing and Linens
We encourage you to donate reusable clothing and linen items to your local Goodwill or other non-profit organization. If you prefer to recycle items, they must be clean and dry, non-moldy and useable. Place items in a securely closed plastic bag marked “Clothing” near (not in) your Blue Recycling Cart on collection day.
Examples: Clothing, scarves, hats, belts, blankets and bedspreads, draperies, curtains, paired shoes (rubber band them together), purses, backpacks, totes, wallets, stuffed animals. Organics (food waste).
Examples of what NOT to recycle curbside: shoes with sharp heels, no skates or slippers, no mattresses.
Your Green Yard Debris Cart is not just for yard debris. You may be able to reduce the size of your garbage can by recycling “organics” which include food scraps and food-soiled paper in the Green Yard Debris Cart. Organic material will be recycled into rich compost at Cedar Grove Composting.
Download Bellevue's Food Scrap Recycling Guide.
Call the City of Bellevue at 425-452-6932 or check the city of Bellevue website.
Household Hazardous Waste
Take household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, garden chemicals, mercury-containing products (thermometers, button batteries, etc.), oil-based paint, propane tanks, etc. to King County’s Factoria Transfer Station Household Hazardous Waste Site 13800 SE 32nd St., Bellevue or call 206-296-4692. Call to see what hours/days household hazardous waste is accepted.
Large, Bulky Items
For large, bulky items such as mattresses and appliances, check King County’s database or call the City of Bellevue Utilities at 425-452-6932.
Special Collection Events
The City of Bellevue holds two Special Collection Events per year, usually in the spring and in fall, that take large appliances and other items (some fees apply). Watch for fliers in the mail or call the City of Bellevue Utilities at 425-452-6932 for details. Check this website or your Republic Services’ invoice for upcoming events.
Medical Needles or Sharps
If you do not wish to recycle sharps, you may put them in the garbage if prepared properly. Put in a rigid, puncture-proof container less than 1 gallon in size. Empty 2-liter pop bottles or 1-gallon milk jugs are acceptable when capped, taped, and labeled “Do Not Recycle.” Contact us at 425-452-4762 for more information. For other options, check with your pharmacy or doctor.