Commercial Garbage & Recycling Services

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Commercial Collection

The City of Richland offers commercial rear loader and front loader service to Richland businesses. For rates and container availability, please call (509) 942-7490.

Drop Box Commercial Collection

The City offers large container dumpster service by request. These large containers are available in 20 or 30 yard sizes. Please call (509) 942-7597 for information or to request delivery or pickup.

Commercial Recycling

Businesses may co-mingle all recyclable materials, except glass, (all in one container) or have a separate container for cardboard. Co-mingled recycling includes plastic containers with a neck, tin, aluminum, paper, newspaper, magazines and cardboard. Glass is NOT allowed in the curbside service.

See examples of materials accepted.

How to get started

First, walk around your property and identify a space for the recycling container. Next, estimate the volume of recyclable materials you may collect in one or two weeks.
Choose the program that best fits your needs, if in doubt, call to schedule a site review before making your final selection. See here for Rates & Collection Frequencies.

Sign up by calling (509) 942-7490.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put paper in my cardboard only container?
No. Only cardboard may be put in the cardboard-only container. If you have office paper or other types of paper for recycling, then you need to change to co-mingled service. The cardboard only service costs less because single stream recycling requires no separation before processing. It is important to keep these containers free of other recyclables and garbage.

How can I lower my overall garbage costs with recycling?
Here is an example of how replacing a portion of your regular garbage service with recycling service will result in a lower overall cost. If you currently have service 3 times a week for a 4-yard container, your cost is $435.00 per month. By adding a 4 yard, cardboard recycling service and reducing the regular service to twice a week you will save $104.70 per month which equates to $1,256.40 a year in savings.

Why can't I put glass in the recycling container?
Glass breaks as it is dumped into the truck and when the load is compacted. The broken glass lowers the value of the other recyclable materials and increases the processing costs. To keep costs low and the quality of materials high, the city does not accept glass in the curbside programs. Glass can be recycled in the large drop boxes placed around the city.

 See here for a map of Drop Box locations

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