Garbage, Recycling & Yard Debris Service

Waste Management Truck

Solid Waste Services: Waste Management Northwest

Phone: 425-481-1100 or 800-592-9995

Waste Management Northwest Website

The City of Mountlake Terrace contracts with Waste Management for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection.  Pick up days are on Wednesdays for residential customers. Garbage is collected weekly and recycling/yard waste alternates every other week.  Please view the Waste Management collection schedule.

Find commercial customer information here.

Southwest Transfer & Recycling Station

Snohomish County's Transfer Station in Mountlake Terrace is located at 21311 61st Place West and the Recycling Area is across the street from the main entrance. More information, including rates, can be found on the Snohomish County Solid Waste webpage (scroll down to Southwest Transfer Station) or call 425-388-3425.

In order to comply with the Governor’s statewide Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order to combat the spread of COVID-19, Snohomish County closed all of its Solid Waste facilities and programs on March 28. The transfer stations reopened to mechanical-unload customers only on weekdays as of Monday, March 30, as curbside service is considered essential.

Effective Saturday, April 4, 2020, the transfer stations will be open to hand-unload/self-haul customers with only 
household garbage during the duration of the public health crisis.

See Snohomish County's solid waste page or facility locations page for additional details.

Garbage Collection Area Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Mechanical unloading ONLY
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Self-haul / Hand unloading ONLY 
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Recycling Area Hours

  • Recycling Area: CLOSED
    Yard / Clean Wood Area: CLOSED
  • Yard / Clean Wood Area: CLOSED


This facility is closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

To ensure adequate processing time, please be at the Transfer Station at least one half hour before closing time. Customers are responsible for unloading their own vehicles.

Waste Management Recycling Truck