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Residential Garbage Rates
  Cart Size         *Standard Rate        **Senior Rate   
  (gallons)            (per month)             (per month)
     48                    $13.92                  $6.96
     64                    $18.56                  $9.28
     96                    $27.84                  $13.92

*Rates are subject to change

**To qualify for the Senior Rate, you must be 65 years or older, the property owner, and living at the property.  Visit us at the Utility Department located at 401 S. Balsam, Moses Lake, WA 98837 to update your account.  Valid ID is required.

The City of Moses Lake has a recycling program.  All Recycling and Yard Waste carts are provided to you by The City of Moses Lake at no additional monthly cost. 

Recycling Carts and Yard Waste Carts are available in both 64-gallon and 96-gallon sizes.  You may also have multiple recycle and yard waste carts at no additional cost to you.  Call or visit our Utility Department to change your cart configuration, (509)764-3715 or (509)764-3719.

Garbage/ Recycling/ Yard Waste Pick-up
  • Please have your carts out the night before or by 6 a.m. the morning of your designated garbage day. 
  • If your garbage is not picked up due to inappropriate material in the designated carts or not being out when the truck comes by, there is a $10.00 return trip fee. 
  • Placing inappropriate material in your Recycling or Yard Waste cart is a violation.   If inappropriate material continues to be placed in the Recycling or Yard Waste cart, the cart may be replaced with a garbage cart and an additional $27.84 per month will be added to the garbage account.
  • To ensure pick-up, carts must be approximately three (3) feet from one another and cannot be boxed in by parked cars.  A five (5) foot area surrounding carts needs to be free of overhead trees, shrubbery, power lines, fences or buildings to ensure cart access.  This area should also be free of excess snow during the winter months. 
  • Please do not place hot ashes or coals in your cart.  Carts damaged due to hot ashes or coals will be replaced at the account holder's expense. 
  • To ensure that any extra garbage is picked up, please notify Lakeside Disposal before your scheduled garbage day, (509) 765-4263. Additional charges will apply.  
  • Garbage tags can be purchased at the Utility Department.  Each tag is $2.50 and is good for a 32-gallon garbage bag. 
  • Additional charges will be applied to your Utility Bill if your cart lid is elevated.

Utility Clerks
Ph: (509) 764-3715
Ph: (509) 764-3719
Fax (509) 764-3738

Utility Billing Specialist
Ph: (509) 764-3718

Utility Account Technician
Ph: (509) 764-3716

Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

401 S. Balsam St.
P.O. Box 1579
Moses Lake, WA 98837