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Service Alert: 2013 Weather-related Service Delay Info


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Bellingham, WA – During times of severe weather, road conditions may delay service(s) for some of our customers. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to safely collect all materials during these times. The information below and here will be helpful if we cannot collect your recyclables, garbage or FoodPlus! (if you subscribe to this service) on your regular pick-up day. Info is also available on our FAQ page here.


Residential Customers


If we cannot collect material on your regular collection day, please leave your containers out at the curb and we will attempt to collect the material as soon as the roads are safe. This may be the next business day or the next week–depending on road conditions and equipment availability. Simply leave your containers at the curb, so when we are able to reach you we can collect your material.


If we do not reach you until the following week, we will take all extra material at no extra charge. Use extra bags to set out excess material. Billing credits are not issued.


Commercial Customers


If we cannot collect material on your regular collection day, please leave your containers out and we will attempt to collect the next business day that is safe to do so (road conditions permitting).


If your containers are buried or covered in snow, it would help our crews a great deal if you could dig out or uncover them and bring them curbside or alleyside for pick-up. Thank you!


Reminder: Please set out containers the night before or by no later than 6:30AM on your regular collection day.


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Thank you for your patience and understanding!


The safety of our crews and the public are paramount – we will never place safety in second place.




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Established in 1929, SSC is Whatcom County's largest recycling and garbage service provider, serving over 45,000 residential and commercial customers. SSC is a sustaining member of Sustainable Connections, a Toward Zero Waste Founding Pioneer, 100% Green Power Leader and 5-Star EnviroStars business. For more info visit



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