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The Solid Waste Division manages the collection and disposal of garbage in Richland. The city also owns and operates the Horn Rapids Sanitary Landfill, located at 3102 Twin Bridges Road.

The Collection Division provides service to residential and commercial customers. Curbside services include refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection.  Please click here for our resident 2019 Curbside Calendar.  Waste containers need to be at curbside by 6 a.m. on your scheduled service day

City of Richland collection area map

** Recycling Rates Increase Effective February 1, 2019 **

Since 2010, Richland residents have enjoyed the convenience of curbside recycling. Over 6,300 customers subscribe to the co-mingled, every-other week collection service. Beginning in February, the fee for this service will increase ninety cents, from $5.70 to $6.60 a month.

Over the years, the costs of processing recycled materials climbed and the resale markets and international exports fell. City staff has been aware of these impacts and began informing residents of the increasing costs back in May of 2017. Residents were informed that a cost and market evaluation would be done in 2018, which could result in rate changes in 2019.

In 2018, as markets continued to slump, the city worked hard to absorb increasing costs. The cost and evaluation study showed that recycling processing costs had increased 185% since 2015.

The City’s Utility Advisory Committee and City Council considered staff analysis and voted, on January 2, to increase fees for residential and commercial recycling services. Residents and businesses who subscribe to curbside recycling will see a monthly increase starting in February. Residents with the standard 96-gallon blue container will see a ninety cent increase, from $5.70 to $6.60 a month, and businesses or those with a 300-gallon triple size recycling container will see an increase of $2.20, from $13.90 to $16.10.

Commercial customers can view the recycling rate structure by visiting our Rates Page.

Additional information about all solid waste services can be found through the links below on this page. If you are unable to locate the information you are looking for, please contact us by email or by phone at 509-942-7700.  Solid Waste Department business hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., CLOSED on City recognized holidays.

The City of Richland is committed to providing quality service to our residents. If your garbage pickup was missed, please call our office by noon the next day at (509) 942-7700.

Solid Waste Programs


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