Kent residents can put out extra garbage, yard waste during Spring Clean-Up program

On yard waste pick-up day between April 1-12

  • Friday, March 29, 2019 10:41am
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With the city of Kent’s annual Spring Clean-up program, residents may rid themselves of extra yard waste and garbage between April 1-12.

The events are free to all residential households in Kent. Simply, place your extra garbage and yard waste at the curb on your regular yard waste pick-up day.


• Garbage

Place your extra garbage (limit of 10 units) at the curb on your regular yard waste pick-up day only. (If your items are not collected by your regular garbage truck, they will be collected by another truck.)

All extra garbage must be in bags, boxes (no more than 3’x3’x3’) or cans (32-gallon or smaller).

No loose trash will be picked up!

Each container must weigh less than 60 pounds or it will not be collected.

No appliances or furniture will be accepted.

Contact Republic Services at 206-682-9735to schedule a pick up of these items – fees apply.

• Yard Waste

Place all yard waste (limit of 10 units) at the curb on your regular yard waste pick-up day only. It will be collected by a special yard waste truck.

Yard clippings must be separate from garbage. Either bundle or place in clans, boxes, paper or compostable yard waste bags. (Absolutely NO plastic bags.) Bags for yard waste are available at most hardware stores and garden/landscape centers.

Each bundle/can/bag must weight less than 60 pounds and be no more than four feet long. Branches must be no more than four inches in diameter. Bundle branches with natural fiber rope or twine.

Yard waste includes leaves, grass, brush, flowers, tree wood, and branches (less than 4” in diameter, less than 4’ in length).

Please Note: Food waste may only be included in the contractor provided cart.

All yard waste collected will be processed into compost.

Important Notes

If your refuse isn’t picked-up, please call Republic Services at 206-682-9735 on the following weekday to notify them of missed collection.

Extra items placed out at curb and collected other than during that week will be charged as extra garbage and/or yard waste.

For more information please contact 253-856-5589 or

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