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Our Refuse Division collects residential and commercial materials that are discarded and transports the materials to local landfills or transfer stations.
Leavenworth falls within the Apple Maggot Quarantine area
The City of Leavenworth falls within the Washington State Department of Agriculture Apple Maggot Quarantine area. This quarantine includes transferring of any homegrown or foraged fruit, brush, and yard waste out of the quarantine area. Currently, the City is allowed to transfer solid waste to the Dryden Transfer Station; if residents and businesses fail to comply with keeping yard waste and brush out of the solid waste stream, the City will be forced to find another transfer site. If our garbage haulers identify yard waste or brush in your garbage dumpster, the City will not pick up your trash until those items are removed. Residents may dispose of their yard waste and brush at the City Recycling Center. A map of the quarantine area is available on our website.
The City of Leavenworth is pleased to offer single stream recycling at its recycling center located at 216 14th Street between the Parks Shop Building and the Public Works Building, across the street from Community Cupboard. The hours of operation are Wednesday from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Hours may change depending on time of year.
The single stream recycling program allows city residents to recycle more products. Under the single stream recycling program, all recyclables, except for glass, can be recycled in ONE receptacle. Providing access to this collection site increases the ease and convenience of recycling, which encourages more people to recycle and conserve more resources. Single stream makes recycling easier!
The City has a cardboard recycling system for commercial accounts only at this time. The Refuse Division collects commercial cardboard on its commercial refuse collection route.
City residents that would like to recycle at their homes may contact Waste Management for curb-side recycling. Visit the Waste Management website, or call 509-662-4591.
The City provides yard waste pick-up services to residential customers only two times each year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Watch for advertisements announcing Spring and Fall cleanup in the local newspaper or you may contact City Hall directly for specific dates.
Items allowed for pickup include leaves, pine needles, and other yard debris that must be in recyclable paper lawn & garden bags. Limbs must be cut into 4 foot or shorter lengths and tied into bundles with recyclable twine. If there are large limbs, you are encouraged to cut them up and give them to someone for firewood. No furniture, appliances, dirt, rocks, sod, or building debris will be picked up. The yard debris should be out next to your garbage tote/dumpster and will typically be picked up the same day. Please limit the extra yard debris to 3-4 bags per week.
Residents residing within the city limits may also dispose of clean yard waste at the recycling center. Proof of residence will be required: a current City Utility bill which includes garbage service and either a State ID or Driver’s License. No commercial or non-resident use of the yard waste recycling will be allowed.