Refuse Services

Who is eligible?

Customers within the Town of Friday Harbor limits are eligible for refuse services; including residential and business customers for select refuse service types. 

  • Refuse: All customers
  • Recycle: Single-Family Residences & Multi-Family Residences with up to (4) Units
  • Yard Waste: Single-Family Residences & Multi-Family Residences with up to (4) Units
  • Plastic Film Recycling: Single-Family Residences & Multi-Family Residences with up to (4) Units

Who should I contact if I'm not eligible for a program?

The Town refuse department is not currently equipped to extend recycling and other special programs to large multi-family and commercial accounts at this time due to capacity limitations. 

Other carriers are available for out of Town customers or programs that are not available to all Town customers:

What's My Schedule?

Program Information & Rules

Click on the appropriate tab below for more information about each program.

  1. Refuse
  2. Recycling
  3. Yard Waste
  4. Plastic Film Collection
  5. Hazardous Waste

Collection Schedule

Weekly Assigned Refuse Day

Pricing per Container Pickup

  • 32 gallon - Can: $8.00
  • 1 cu yard - Small Dumpster: $50.00
  • 1.5 cu yard - Medium Dumpster: $75.00
  • 2 cu yard - Large Dumpster: $100.00
  • Construction Debris is not allowed but will be charged a minimum of $25.00 Additional Fee if in containers.

Things to Remember

  • All garbage must be bagged
  • Containers provided by the Town stay with the property assigned and are owned by the Town

Cans - All Customer Types

  • Green cart cans are provided by the Town for refuse only. Call Town Hall for additional cans
  • Service address must be on all cans
  • Refuse cans must be 32 gallons or less
  • Cans must not weigh more than 45 pounds
  • Cans must have a close-fitting lid
  • Refuse cans must be located curbside on pickup days unless prior arrangements have been made
  • Residential cans must be out by 9:00am on pickup days

Dumpsters - MFR/COM/PA/IND/LMF Customers Only

  • Dumpsters must be accessible at all times by Town staff
  • Dumpster must be located on a concrete pad or an asphalt surface
  • If dumpster is enclosed by a fence, a clearance of 2 feet on each side of the dumpster is required
  • Area around dumpster must be kept clean 

Overflowing Containers

  • An overflowing container is defined as a can where the lid does not fit securely in place or a dumpster where the lid is not flat
  • Overflowing containers will be picked up at the discretion of the refuse truck driver 
  • Additional charges may be assessed accordingly  

Refuse Service DOES NOT Include

  • Appliances and electronics
  • Construction debris, bricks, rocks, concrete blocks, etc.
  • Flammable, explosive, or hazardous materials (including liquid waste): batteries, fluorescent lights, aerosol cans, pesticides, fertilizer, asbestos, pressurized gas cylinders, propane tanks, ammunition, paint, solvents, oils, fuels, antifreeze, household or commercial chemicals
  • Heavy/bulky items: mattresses, couches, etc.
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Tires
  • Wood or metal pipe over 2 feet in length

For more information or questions about trash service please call 360-378-2810.