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


*** Customer Alerts ***

Snohomish County Solid Waste Transfer Stations and Drop Boxes to Temporarily Close May 7-8 and 14-15 to Remove Excess Refuse

May 4, 2022 

All Snohomish County Solid Waste transfer stations and drop boxes will temporarily close on Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, and May 14-15 in order to clear out excess refuse that has become a health, safety, and environmental issue for customers and staff. The emergency closures will allow county staff to remove more of the refuse backlog that has steadily built up since the first of the year due to a shortage of shipping containers and staffing issues with county contractors.

Solid Waste facilities will remain open during normal weekday operating hours and hope to return to normal operating hours on the weekends starting Saturday, May 21.

The Snohomish County Council approved a $2 million emergency contract with Waste Management last week for extra hauling capacity. Snohomish County Solid Waste also continues to work closely with Republic Services and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF).

The Snohomish County’s Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Station will remain open to the public as the garbage slowdown does not impact services at that facility located in Everett.

For updates and more details, please visit:

Customers who plan to visit Solid Waste facilities can check the lines on the county website: