Garbage Utility

Garbage services in Bellingham including residential, commercial, and multi-family are provided by Sanitary Service Company (SSC) (360-734-3490), under contract to the City.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Sanitary Service Company does not accept hazardous, toxic, radioactive or dangerous wastes, dead animals or hot ashes. Examples of some types of common household hazardous waste include:

  • paints
  • fluorescent lights
  • old gasoline
  • oil
  • solvents
  • antifreeze
  • asbestos (siding, shingles, floor adhesive, etc.)
  • pesticides/herbicides/other liquid chemicals.

To dispose of these types of wastes, please visit the Disposal of Toxics Program website or call (360) 380-4640. The Disposal of Toxics program accepts a variety of household hazardous waste from Whatcom County residents. Chemical wastes from Whatcom County businesses are also accepted with prior approval.

Recycling and Waste Reduction

Visit our recycling and waste reduction page for information on recycling.

We are adjusting some City operations due to the current COVID-19 surge, prioritizing essential services and the safety of employees and the public.