Solid Waste & Recycling Services

What the City does

The City of Arlington provides cost effective and customer friendly solid waste and recycling collection services through an agreement with Waste Management Northwest, along with public education and outreach activities that promote reduction of waste and reuse of recyclable materials. The City requires all citizens to subscribe to a waste collection service, even if they do not receive a City utility bill for water and/or sewer services.

The Public Works Utilities Division also contracts with a consultant to be a customer assistance liaison. They provide consumer education and encourage recycling to reduce the volume of solid waste the city generates. We also work with Code Enforcement to offer annual or semi-annual household clean-up opportunities, including collection of recyclable and hazardous wastes.

Waste Management Northwest

Waste Management 2020 Annual Report

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Contact Waste Management Northwest at 800-592-9995 or through their website.

Contact Information

  • Contact Waste Management Northwest at 800-592-9995.
  • If you have specific questions about recycling, email Solid Waste and Recycling.
  • To report suspected code violations involving unsanitary accumulations of solid waste, contact the City Code Enforcement Officer at 360-403-3457.
  • Contact the Public Works Utilities Division at 360-403-3526 for general questions or if you need additional assistance.

Snohomish County Transfer Station

North County Recycling and Transfer station is located at 19600 63rd Avenue NE, Arlington. 

County Transfer stations are no longer accepting electronic recycling in the recycling area. You may request a list of outside collection locations at any Solid Waste facility or call 425-388-3425.

For the most up-to-date service information, please visit the Snohomish County website


NOTICE 4-1-2021 Waste Management NW 

Waste Management to Make Scheduling Changes

Effective next week, Waste Management is making some scheduling changes to the Arlington area.   Depending on your location you could see changes to your garbage pickup day, your recycling day, or your recycling week.  Waste Management has sent letters to those that will be effected by the changes. 

If you have any questions or concerns with these changes please contact Waste Management at 1-800-592-9995.