Garbage, Recycling, and Waste

The City of Lakewood contracts Waste Connections for garbage services.
For questions about garbage and recycling in Lakewood, visit Lemay’s website.

Garbage and Recycling Services

Waste Connections
4111 192nd Street East, Tacoma, WA 98446
(253) 875-5053

Other Resources:

Donation Opportunity:

Waste Connections customers can purchase a $200 purple Mary Bridge Children’s recycling bin. The entire $200 directly supports Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. The cart will be delivered to you for free. Visit the Carts for Kids website to learn more:

Garbage and Recycling Locations

Large items, yard waste, paint, electronics, and hazardous materials must be brought to a transfer station or special waste location.

Transfer Stations:

Recycling and Specialty Disposal

Community Cleanup Events

Community Cleanup events are scheduled twice per year: one in the spring and one in the fall. Lakewood residents may bring eligible bulky items or extra junk for disposal to the Lakewood Transfer Station, 3869 94th St SW.

The Spring 2024 cleanup is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, 2024. The event will run 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the last vehicle accepted at 1:45 p.m. Cars in line after 1:45 p.m. will not be admitted.

Community Cleanup Rules:

  • Lakewood residents only – bring a bill or ID
  • Time limit enforced – 5 min. to unload
  • No box vans or vehicles 7’+ tall
  • Small trailers only – 4′ x 8′ max
  • Residential waste only – no commercial
  • Unsafely loaded vehicles may be cited
  • Wear safe shoes – no slippers, sandals
  • Be ready to back up a steep ramp
  • Be ready to unload your own trash
  • Bag all loose items

Acceptable Items:

Bagged items
tires (no rims)
appliances (no refrigerators) recyclables.

Loose items
Yard waste
Construction waste
Long Lumber (8+ feet)
Auto Parts
Explosive or Hazardous Materials
Propane tanks

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