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Service Changes at TRTC on May 18

Service Changes at the Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center Begins May 18


May 13, 2020


Customers Who Have Questions About These Changes Can Contact: 
solidwaste@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 502-2100  


Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005


Service Changes at the Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center Begins May 18


Starting Monday, May 18, the City of Tacoma’s Solid Waste Management is making additional service changes at the Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center (3510 S. Mullen St.).


This facility will be open seven days per week, from 8 AM to 5:30 PM, to City of Tacoma residential customers with garbage or yard waste loads only. The facility is also open to City of Tacoma commercial customers with garbage loads only. All payments should be made by credit card.


This facility will not accept any self-haul garbage or yard waste loads from outside the city limits of Tacoma. Residential customers must have an active solid waste residential collection account serviced by the City of Tacoma and be able to prove residency. 


The Recycle Center and Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be open to residential customers on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, from 8 AM to 5:30 PM. Both facilities will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 


The Goodwill drop off station at the Recycle Center will remain closed until further notice. The Solid Waste front office lobby and EnviroHouse will also remain closed until further notice.  


Customers are asked to bring only essential loads, maintain social distancing, and are encouraged to wear face masks whenever possible. Due to the high demand for these services, significant wait times should be expected.


Customers from Pierce County that do not reside within the city of Tacoma can visit lriservices.com or call (253) 847-7555 for more information about transfer stations outside of Tacoma. King County facilities are no longer accepting self-haul customers from outside of King County.


Residents will be notified of schedule changes on the Recycle Coach app, and information will be posted on cityoftacoma.org/solidwaste, or customers can call (253) 502-2100 for more information.