Residential Garbage Services

Garbage is a fact of life and the garbage can is the proper disposal option for many items.

Garbage Guide

The garbage can is the proper disposal option for many items:

  • Human and pet waste, including diapers
  • Refrigerator and freezer packaging
  • Drink cups and takeout containers
  • Food wrappers
  • Clamshells

Residential Service Guidelines

Help us to help you! Follow these simple guidelines to curbside service and we’ll be better able to serve you.

  • All garbage should be bagged before being placed in your cart or can.
  • Place recyclables loose in your cart. Do not place them in plastic bags.
  • Rocks, dirt, sod, loose ashes, combustible material, and liquid waste are NOT accepted in any cart or can.
  • Place all items at the curb by 6:30 a.m. Drivers can come at any time between 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. So if you don’t see your driver at the usual time, don’t worry! Their schedule may have changed due to weather, traffic, construction or other route delays.
  • There should be nothing obstructing your carts or cans. For cart service, our truck’s mechanical arm needs space to operate.○ Leave 3 feet between carts.○ Place carts 5 feet away from obstacles like trees, cars, mailboxes and basketball hoops.
  • For carts, make sure to face the cart handle toward your home. If the carts are facing the wrong direction, materials may fall onto the ground.
  • Make sure that the can/cart lid is completely shut and that the waste is level across the top of the container. Charges may apply for overfilled containers.
  • You may be charged a fee if your can or cart is heavier than the maximum weight limit.

Garbage Bin Requirements

Depending on where you reside in SW Washington, you may either be supplied a garbage bin by Waste Connections or will need to supply your own:

For those living with City Limits of Vancouver, Washougal or Ridgefield:

When you request services, Waste Connections will supply you with a garbage bin.

For residential customers living with City Limits of Camas:

More information on garbage services supplied by the City of Camas can be found on their website.

For all other customers:

Customers living outside the City Limits of Vancouver, Washougal or Ridgefield will need to provide their own garbage bin. The bin must be no more than 32 gallon size, with two handles and have a removable lid.