Werther you’re searching for the city of Tacoma’s trash schedule or want information related to dump hours, we’re here to help you.

So, keeping this short, let’s begin!

1. Tacoma Garbage Schedule 2024

Garbage and recycling are collected every other week on your assigned day. Here’s how to find your trash day:

  • Navigate to the city’s official website (click here)
  • Type your address in the “Your Location” bar
  • Then, press enter, and your schedule will pop up

To download your Tacoma garbage pickup calendar, click on the “Download PDF” button. You can also set reminders never to miss your trash day again. 

Acceptable Curbside Garbage: 

Aluminum foil and trays, Cardboard, Caps and lids, Cat litter (bagged), Cement bags, Disposable diapers, Foam rubber, Pizza boxes, Styrofoam products, Tissues, Toys, and Woven bags.

2. Tacoma Recycling Schedule

Recyclables are collected every other week along with your regular garbage day. Click here to find out when your recycling cart will be collected. 

  • Don’t recycle glass, food scrap, and plastic wraps.
  • Recyclables must be placed loosely.
  • Electronics and household hazardous waste is not collected from the curbside.

All residents must find a drop-off location for e-waste, hazardous material, and batteries. 

Tacoma Recycle Center and Hazardous Waste Facility

Residents can drop off any item that can’t be recycled at the curbside here. There is no fee and no limit for recycling materials.

Location: Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center 3510 S. Mullen St. Tacoma, WA 98402

Tacoma Dump Hours

  • Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5:30 pm for recyclables. 
  • The Household hazardous waste facility remains open from Friday to Monday, 8 am to 5:30 pm.

3. Tacoma Yard Waste Pickup 2024

Yard waste is collected weekly from the curbside, along with food waste. Put all yard waste into the brown cart.

  • Only leaves, clipping, weeds, sticks, and branches are accepted.
  • Dirt, sod, lumber, or bark are not accepted as yard waste.

Keep in mind that throwing any type of food waste into your brown cart will make it stink. Carts that are overfilled will not be collected. For more information about accepted and unaccepted items, click here

4. Tacoma Call 2 Haul 


Call 2 Haul is a bulky trash pickup service provided by the city to all its residents without any additional charge. 

  • Only two collections per residential address are allowed.
  • Appointments are made by call only.
  • For an appointment, call 253 -573 -2468.

Accepted Items For Call 2 Haul: Large appliances, BBQ grills, Rolled carpets, Large furniture items, Old electronics, Large glass items, Yard and exercise equipment, Kitchen and bath items, or up to 15 bags of household items.

Unaccepted Items For Tacoma Bulk Trash: Regular household garbage, Hazardous material, TVs, Computer, Monitors, Construction debris, Automobile parts, Tires, and Vehicle parts.

5. Got Large Items That City Won’t Pick Up? You Need To Hire Junk Removal Service!

Private junk haulers will collect every type of trash but usually charge a small fee for bulky trash pickup. You can hire them, and they will do the rest of the work, loading and unloading the truck, disposing of trash properly, etc.

Here’s the list of the top 5 junk removal in your area:

Company NameContact Info
1-800-GOT-JUNK?800 -468 -5865
Busy Bees Junk Removal253 -328 -3082
Rainier Junk Removal253 -345 -5865
Junk King Tacoma253 -331 -2916
Gone Trash253 -678 -5114

It is best to get an early estimate before you rent a trash dumpster or hire private haulers.

Keep in mind that some haulers don’t accept motor oil or construction debris. So, don’t forget to ask about the accepted items list.

6. Tacoma Garbage Pickup Holidays 2024

Curbside services are not provided on holidays. The residential trash service is delayed and pushed to next day on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If any of the holidays fall on the weekend, the collection schedule will not be affected. 

7. Important Contacts

Tacoma Waste Management Phone Number: 253 -502 -2100

For the Latest Information: Follow the city of Tacoma on Twitter for the latest updates and any change in the schedule due to weather conditions. 

Wrapping It Up!

Unlike its neighboring cities, trash in Tacoma is collected every other week. While food and yard waste are picked every week. The curbside collection begins at 7 am. So, roll out your carts before the assigned time.

Call 2 Haul service is provided twice a year. Residents can get rid of all large appliances and hefty furniture with Call 2 Haul. 

You can also hire junk removal services or dump it at the nearby landfill. But, if you prefer to dispose-off trash by yourself, always check the Tacoma dump hours first.

We hope that we were able to help you with your trash and holiday schedule. Well, if you think we’ve missed anything, do tell us!


1. https://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=53611

2. https://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=60729


Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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