Rates - Food and Yard Waste Cart

Monthly residential food and yard waste cart rates

Service Level (weekly)Curb or Alley (per month)Weight LimitDimensions
  effective
April 1, 2019
effective
April 1, 2020
   
13-gallon (mini-can) (view) $6.40 $6.60 20 pounds 11"W x 12"D x 27"H
32-gallon (view) $9.60 $9.90 60 pounds 21"W x 23"D x 40"H
96-gallon (view) $12.30 $12.65 180 pounds 29"W x 34"D x 46"H
extra yard waste (per bundle) $6.15 $6.35 60 pounds 4' x 2' x 2'
Special Pickup Fee
Pick up fee is for collection of one container
$47.37 $48.80    

Customers changing their food and yard waste cart size more than once in a twelve month period may incur a $29.65 fee charged to their solid waste account.

Extra yard waste charge

A fee is charged for each additional 32-gallon container or 4 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet bundle (4' x 2' x 2') set out beside your City-provided cart. Customers can also be charged for overflowing yard waste that prevents the lid from closing. See suggestions for containers for extra yard waste. Bundles must be tied with natural fiber twine. No food waste is allowed in these extra units.

Maximum weight allowed for each extra container or bundle is 60 pounds.

For any yard waste that does not fit in the cart supplied by the City, you can use:

  • A 32-gallon can with handles, purchased from a home or garden store. Label your can "yard waste," and fill it loosely, so it will empty easily.
  • Bundles, tied with fiber twine, up to 4 feet long by 2 feet in diameter. Do not use wire, nylon cording, or plastic banding.
  • Approved compostable bags can be purchased online or at stores.
  • Kraft paper bags, available at home and garden retailers.
  • Reusable yard waste bags, made of polyethylene. The bag stands open by itself, has snap-shut flaps, stores flat and is reusable and durable. Bags can be bought online from BagIt System or at local hardware or lawn and garden stores.

Free extra yard waste pickup in November

Extra yard waste fees are not charged in November, when customers are asked to keep fall leaves out of drains to reduce the risk of flooding. SPU will accept up to 10 bags of extra yard waste per household for free from November 1 to 30.

Extra food waste

Food waste is allowed only in your City-provided cart. If your City-provided cart is full, you can store it for the next collection or remove some yard waste to make room for the food waste. No food waste is allowed inside extra yard waste collection bins or leaf bags. You may consider increasing your cart service level if your food and yard waste volumes are greater than your current cart size.