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Collection Information

Waste Management provides weekly, every other week, monthly and on-call garbage collection in City of Cle Elum.

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Missed Collection?

If your container(s) were at the curb by 5 am and were not emptied, please report a missed collection by calling the City of Cle Elum - 509-674-2262. Or, residents that live outside of the city limits of Cle Elum may call 877-466-4668 for assistance.

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Holiday Schedules

WM observes two annual holidays: Christmas Day (Dec. 25), and New Year's Day (Jan. 1). All other holidays will not affect your collection schedule.

Weekday holidays will delay collection by one day for the remainder of the week. For example, if a holiday falls on a Thursday, Thursday customers will be collected on Friday and Friday customers will be collected on Saturday.

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Contact Us

Customer Service:

Within the City Limits - Note: some residents may have a Cle Elum address but not be within city limits.

509-674-4097 Fax

City of Cle Elum - Utilities

119 West First Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922

Department Hours

9 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday
7 am to 3:30 pm Friday

Audrey Casassa, Utilities Clerk
509-674-2262 ext. 107

Outside the City Limits of Cle Elum - Unincorporated Cle Elum area call 877-466-4668.

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Kittitas County Recycling and Yard Waste Drop Sites

Each person in Kittitas County discards the equivalent of 5.45 pounds of waste daily. More than 50% of that waste is reusable or recyclable. The loss of natural resources, energy and increasing costs of disposal make home source separating and recycling an important alternative.

In an effort to reduce the large amount of recyclable items (non-liquid, non-hazardous recyclables) that are presently disposed of at the transfer stations, Kittitas County offers a wide array of recycling opportunities at public and private drop-off recycling sites. The following recyclable items are accepted at each of the Kittitas County Transfer Stations in Cle Elum and Ellensburg:

  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Tin cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Plastic pop bottles
  • Plastic milk jugs
  • Glass

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