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Thurston County solid waste facilities have a new contract –
Better waste disposal services promised (does not include curbside pick-up)!

Dennis DeMoor of Lacey drops off a wine bottle for glass recycling at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center in Lacey. Credit: Tony Overman, The Olympian.

Thurston residents see solid waste service changes with new contract. Here’s what to know

Excerpt from The Olympian via MSN:

Thurston County residents should have access to better waste disposal services after a new company took over operations this month.

Regional Disposal Company, which does business as Republic Services, won a competitive selection process for a 10-year contract with the county. The Board of County Commissioners approved the contract April 5, 2022, and the contract period began on May 1.

The contract covers solid waste operations and maintenance at county facilities as well as transport and disposal services to a landfill.


What is changing?

Customers should see some changes at the county’s three solid waste facilities, which include the Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) off Hogum Bay Road in Lacey and drop-box locations in Rainier and Rochester. The release says customers at all facilities should see larger containers for recycling and mixed recycling containers replacing separate containers for specific items.


The contract does not cover garbage and recycling curbside pickup because Thurston County does not provide or oversee curbside pickup. Residents contract directly with haulers in their area.

Posted by Steve on May 10, 2023 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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