For Residents

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Recyclable materials

The City of Bellevue contracts with Republic Services for garbage and recycling services. Republic Services collects on all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Call Bellevue Utilities at 425-452-6932 for unresolved issues with Republic Services, or for help with recycling options.

Residential Recycling, Composting, and Garbage Guide

Single-Family Residents

  • Call Republic Services at 425-452-4762  for customer service, including billing and missed pickups.

Apartment and Condo Residents

Property managers of apartments and condominiums can contact Republic at 425-646-2492 , for customer service, including billing and missed pickups.

Posters available in additional languages upon request including Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Compost Right

This page shares tips and tools to help you reduce and recycle food waste.

Paint Disposal

Do you have unwanted or leftover paint? Recycle your paint products at a PaintCare drop-off site. Accepted products include latex paint, oil-based paint, stain, varnish, and more. Visit the PaintCare website to find a drop-off location near you and view a list of accepted products.

PaintCare is a product stewardship program that provides convenient locations to recycle unwanted paint. The industry-led program reports annually to the Washington State Department of Ecology. A small fee, called the PaintCare fee, is applied to all sales of eligible products in Washington, which funds all aspects of the program. Learn more about the PaintCare Program at

Other Resources

Become a better recycler with the following:

Zero Waste Holiday Tips
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Consider implementing these zero-waste practices to avoid excess waste while still making holiday memories.

Check out this Zero Waste Holiday Guide too for zero waste crafts you can do at home and fun ideas to make this holiday season more sustainable.