Waste Pickup Update from Republic Services

Release Date: March 23, 2020

An important update from Republic Services, the trash, recycling, and yard waste service within the City of Sammamish:

"With the onset of COVID–19 and the health concerns that are taking place in our communities, we want to keep you updated as to what we are doing at Republic Services.

We are still running all of our collection routes at this time. We do have some concerns with loose materials around the carts and containers. That being said, for all those involved, we are implementing some temporary guidelines to protect our customers, our drivers and our communities. Effective Tuesday, March 24:

Residential:

Due to health concerns for the Public and our Drivers, until further notice we will only collect trash that is stored in Republic Carts or personal owned cans. Extra trash must be bagged or stored in an additional cart or can.

If you have extra Recycle or Yard waste, it must be in an cart or can. We will not pick up any loose/bundled/bagged material outside a cart or can.

In addition, we are suspending all bulky waste collections until further notice.

Commercial:

Due to health concerns for the Public and our Drivers, until further notice we will only pick up trash that is in your container unless it is bagged. Anything outside the container that is not bagged will not be collected.

If you have recycle, our drivers will only pick up recycle that is stored inside your container. We will not pick up anything outside your container."