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News Release
Richland Green Can Yard Waste Collection Service Resumes Tomorrow - 11/22/22

Higher temperatures are in the forecast for the remainder of this week! Green can yard waste collection service is scheduled to resume tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25. Crews will work through the Thanksgiving holiday to empty both trash and green waste containers. 

Wednesday, November 23

  • Bagged debris at the curb 
  • Trash and green can service 

Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25

  • Trash and green can service
  • Due to the City-observed Thanksgiving holiday, bagged debris pick up at the curb is not scheduled on Thursday, but please leave your bags at the curb and crews will do their best to serve all residents by end of the day on Friday.
  • The landfill will be closed

We appreciate your patience! Postponing green can pick up during freezing temperatures has long been our policy. However, the early onset of freezing temperatures this season as well as the significant wind storm earlier this month have created conditions in which normal collection services are difficult and residents have accumulated waste that needs removal. The City is staying vigilant for opportunities to provide the services our residents need. When the weather includes freezing temperatures some yard waste freezes, sometimes causing the contents to stick to the container and not empty completely. This may result in damage or loss to cans because the emptying mechanism on the truck damages the heavier-than-normal container. 

Please watch the City’s Facebook and website for updates regarding next week’s scheduled pick-up. Our goal is to service all green cans if possible within the next few weeks for the season. With green can service being impacted, the City’s preference is for bagged waste as crews can continue to pick them up despite temperatures. Again, trash and bagged waste at the curb will continue, however, the ability to empty green waste containers may again be postponed due to freezing temperatures. 

Residents can also dispose of yard debris for free at the Horn Rapids Landfill Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except on city-observed holidays. Residents must bring a recent utility bill and show valid identification. 

For more information visit www.ci.richland.wa.us/solidwaste or call 509-942-7700.

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