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WEATHER ALERT - DECEMBER 1, 2023

Due to the inclement weather in the area, there may be delays in service for garbage, recycle, or yard waste. If we are unable to safely access and service an area customers will need to double up on their garbage next week and recycle or yardwaste in two weeks. We will not be offering credits for missed service as we will collect the material on your next scheduled pick up. 

 

*Please do not use a personal garbage cans to set out your extras as we cannot be responsible if carts are lost in the truck , please use securely tied bags placed next to your cart. Recycle can be placed in cardboard boxes next to your cart and yardwaste in biodegradable bags.

Please download the Murrey's Disposal app at the Apple App Store or Google Play for important service alerts.

Please CLICK HERE to see frequently asked questions and how to "double up".

Please visit our Facebook page to keep up-to-date on important updates.

Please visit Pierce County's website to view free recycle drop off centers in our area.

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Waste Connections - Murrey's Disposal

Murrey's Disposal | Vashon Disposal | DM Recycling

WHY CAN'T I RECYCLE FOOD WASTE?

We only accept plant material in our yard waste program. If you can grow it in a garden, it can go in the bin. Fruit and vegetable peels and trimmings are acceptable. Prepared food, pizza boxes and other packaging are not.

Cabbage  = YES    Cole slaw = NO
Tomatoes = YES    Lasagna = NO

In 2012, Pierce County studied the impacts of adding food waste to our system. The study included extensive public outreach; and feedback from residents influenced the decision to keep food waste out of the collection program.

Learn about the study

The yard waste collected and composted in Pierce County becomes a high-quality, organic soil amendment called Cascade Compost which is located in Puyallup, WA. Compost and potting soil is available to purchase in bags and in bulk.

If you want to learn how to compost your food scraps at home, Pierce County has environmental educators that teach free classes throughout the year.

Learn about Composting classes