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2006 Recyclers of the Year
 
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360.734.3490 | 24 Hr Answering Service 360.734.2051 | ssc@ssc-inc.com | Contact Us

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Commercial Waste Collection

Customized garbage collection is available to all commercial customers and multi-family units (5+) in our service area.

Service Area: Bellingham, Ferndale, Birch Bay, Blaine and the majority of unincorporated Whatcom County.

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Garbage Toters®

TOTERS® Width* Depth** Height Frequency Notes
60 gal Toter® 27" 32" 39" Weekly (or more frequently) Ferndale accounts inc. every-other-week and monthly option
90 gal Toter® 30" 34" 42" Weekly (or more frequently) Ferndale accounts inc. every-other-week and monthly option

Width: *Left to right as you face the container
Depth: **Front to back as you face the container

Extra Charges: Extra charges apply on overweight and overfull containers and for garbage piled on top of, or beside, containers.

Note: SSC supplied containers are the property of SSC. Please label them with your address. DO NOT take them with you if you move. Customers are responsible for any theft, loss or damage in excess of normal use of SSC containers. A replacement fee will be charged for lost or stolen SSC containers. SSC is not responsible for items left in, on, or near garbage Toters® or garbage cans.

Live or work in outlying areas? SSC supports the efforts of Western Wildlife Outreach. Check out these garbage and recycling storage tips.

Collection: Please set out containers the evening before your collection day. SSC crews works all holidays that fall on weekdays. Please set out collection containers as usual. Click here for holiday collection schedule tips.

Automated Collection Truck - Customer Tips

  • Place Toter(s)® at curb, with the handle toward the house.
  • Keep at least 6 feet of clear space around all sides.
  • Do not place Toter(s)® near other garbage/recycling containers, trees, shrubs, utility poles, mailboxes, vehicles, etc.

Weather-related Service Delays: Collections may be missed due to weather or road conditions. Click here for weather-related service info. If garbage and recyclables are collected on your next regularly scheduled pick-up, no credit will be given. For schedule changes or service interruptions, click here or contact us during office hours or (360) 734-3490 for instructions. Our offices are open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM. Closed most major holidays.

Collection Schedules: Available on your online account. To request a collection calendar please contact us.

Gate Service (Option) — Available for a small charge. If locked, customer must unlock or supply a standard SSC dumpster lock. Purchase lock from Accurate Lock & Security, Inc. or Security Solutions (formerly Bellingham Lock & Safe).

Pack Out Service (Option) — Available for customers whose containers must be moved more than 5 feet to reach collection truck. SSC driver takes container to truck, empties it and returns it to designated storage location. Small charge per pick-up on containers 4-yd and smaller (note: there are no wheels on 6-yd and up). Due to weight, most restaurants cannot have Pack Out Service over 2-yd. Contact us for rates or more info.

New Customer? To start service, click here or contact us or (360) 734-3490.

Start / Stop Service: To start or stop service(s) on an existing account, login to your online account or contact us or (360) 734-3490.

Rates: For rates, please contact us or (360) 734-3490. Why are rates not listed online?

Planning an event? Visit our event services page for more info on temporary service at your event.

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Dumpsters

Dumpsters Width* Depth** Height Frequency Notes
1-yd 80" 24" 34" Weekly or every-other-week  
1.5-yd 80" 28" 36" Weekly or every-other-week  
2-yd 80" 38" 40" Weekly or every-other-week  
3-yd 80" 45" 46" Weekly or every-other-week  
4-yd 80" 53" 56" Weekly or every-other-week  
6-yd 80" 66" 80" Weekly or every-other-week  
8-yd 80" 66" 80" Weekly or every-other-week  

Width: *Left to right as you face the container
Depth: **Front to back as you face the container
All sizes are approximate

Wheels (Option) - Available on containers up to 4-yd in size.

Lock Bars (Option) - Available upon request for any size container.

Gate Service (Option) - Available for a small charge. If locked, customer must unlock or supply a standard SSC dumpster lock. Purchase lock from Accurate Lock & Security, Inc. or Security Solutions (formerly Bellingham Lock & Safe).

Pack Out Service (Option) - Available for customers whose containers must be moved more than 5 feet to reach collection truck. SSC driver takes container to truck, empties it and returns it to designated storage location. Small charge per pick-up on containers 4-yd and smaller (note: there are no wheels on 6-yd and up). Due to weight, most restaurants cannot have Pack Out Service over 2-yd. Contact us for rates or more info.

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Drop Boxes

All sizes are approximate. For enclosure guidelines and info click here. For additional questions please contact us.

Gate Service (Option)Available for a small charge. If locked, customer must unlock or supply a standard SSC dumpster lock. Purchase lock from Accurate Lock & Security, Inc. or Security Solutions (formerly Bellingham Lock & Safe).

Drop Boxes Width* Length** Height Frequency Notes
15-yd 8' 12' 5' Scheduled service or on-call  
20-yd 8' 17' 6' Scheduled service or on-call  
30-yd 8' 18-20' 8' Scheduled service or on-call  
40-yd 8' 23' 8' Scheduled service or on-call  

Width: *Left to right as you face the container
Length: **Front to back as you face the container
All sizes are approximate

Dumpster

Gate Service (Option) - Available for a small charge. If locked, customer must unlock or supply a standard SSC dumpster lock. Purchase lock from Accurate Lock & Security, Inc. or Security Solutions (formerly Bellingham Lock & Safe).

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Manage Your Account Online

Pay your bill, order a new service or change existing service, update your contact info, sign up for paperless e-statements and more with our online account management system. Click here to sign up. You will need to create a user name and password and will want your most recent SSC bill handy which lists your account number and invoice number.

Collection Schedules: Available on your online account. To request a collection calendar, please contact us.

Enclosure Guidelines

SSC appreciates the opportunity to provide your facility with garbage and recycling service. To better serve you, we have provided information concerning enclosures and container space requirements. This info is intended as a starting point for architects and designers working on your project. National safety standards require a hard, level surface for all solid waste and recycling containers. Please site containers in a well-lit, unobstructed area as close to the street or alley entrance as possible. Areas which are not level or obstructed may not receive proper service. Commercial and multi-family solid waste and recycling areas, regardless of size or type of service, should refer to the Enclosure Guidelines (PDF). To schedule an on-site visit or to discuss your sites specific needs and limitations, contact SSC Recycling Manager, Rodd Pemble, rodd@ssc-inc.com or (360) 734-3490.

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Waste Container

Waste Audit & Recycling Assessment

Do you want to reduce waste, recycle more, and save money? Contact Recycling Manager, Rodd Pemble rodd@ssc-inc.com to schedule an on-site waste audit and recycling assessment of your business or condo/apartment complex.

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Junk Hauling

Got junk? You Call We Haul. From your home, garage, shop, yard or office, we can haul it all. Appliances, furniture, mattresses, electronics, yard debris, remodeling/demolition waste, and more. Low prices. No minimum charge! Weekend pick-up available.

Curbside Pick-up: For single bulky/large item pick-up, schedule curbside pick-up on your garbage collection day. Available to residential and commercial customers. Service must be scheduled in advance. Place item out next to garbage Toter®. Extra charges apply based on item size and quantity.

For questions or to schedule pick-up, contact us or call (360) 734-3490.

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Medicines and Sharps Disposal

Medicines (From HOUSEHOLDS)

Please do NOT flush, trash, or store unwanted, unused, or expired medications. If your household medicine(s) cannot be disposed of through a participating pharmacy or via one of the organizations listed below, then mix the medicine(s) with wet coffee grounds or wetted cat litter in a plastic bag. Tie the bag shut and discard in the garbage.

To safely dispose of expired or unwanted medicine(s) from your household, or for questions or more information about the disposal of household medicine(s) or residential biomedical waste(s), check out these resources:

Narcotic pain relievers and prescribed controlled substances, not including illegal narcotics, are accepted at the Bellingham Police Department during weekday business hours. For more info about drop off in Ferndale click here.

For medicine(s) in syringes, see SHARPS section below.

Medicine(s) (From BUSINESSES)

For questions, information and laws regarding disposal of medicine(s) or biomedical waste(s) from your business, check out these resources:

For medicine(s) in syringes, see SHARPS section below.

Sharps (From HOUSEHOLDS)

Residential sharps generated from self-treatment (ex. hypodermic needles, syringes with needles attached, scalpel blades, lancets and unused medicines left in syringes) can be disposed as household garbage when properly packaged and labeled.

To safely dispose of used needles, syringes or unused medicines left in syringes (sharps) from your household, please place in a 2-liter soda bottle and seal securely. Label "SHARPS" and discard in the garbage. For printable warning labels visit: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/health/environmental/biomedwaste/sharps_disposal.jsp.

If you are given an empty, official sharps disposal container by your health care provider for your use at home, please use that container until it is full, or you are otherwise finished with it, then seal it according to the manufacturer's directions and place in the regular garbage for disposal.

For questions or more information about safely disposing of household sharps or residential biomedical waste(s), contact the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) Environmental Health Division at (360) 676-6724.

Sharps (From BUSINESSES)

For information and laws regarding disposal of sharps and biomedical waste from your business, contact the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) Environmental Health Division at (360) 676-6724 or visit: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/health/environmental/biomedwaste/regulations.jsp

 

Hazardous Waste

SSC does not accept any kind of hazardous, toxic, radioactive or dangerous waste(s), ammunition, explosives, dead animals, CFL/fluorescent lights, old gasoline, solvents, antifreeze, asbestos, pesticides, oil-based paints or hot ashes.

Note: hot ashes should never be placed in your Toter® or can. Hot ashes are a fire hazard and should never be placed in a Toter® or can. Set in a metal can outside and away from buildings, structures or anything that can ignite. Let cool completely. Place COLD ashes in a bag and dispose of as garbage.

Examples of some types of common household hazardous waste include: paints, old gasoline, oil, solvents, antifreeze, asbestos (siding, shingles, floor adhesive, etc), pesticides/herbicides/other liquid chemicals, fluorescent lighting and certain other lighting products. Click here for list of lighting products we do accept for recycling.

To dispose of these types of wastes, please contact the Disposal of Toxics program at (360) 380-4640. Disposal of Toxics accepts a variety of household hazardous wastes from Whatcom County residents. Chemical wastes from Whatcom County businesses are also accepted by Disposal of Toxics with prior approval.

To dispose of ammunition or explosives (old boat flares, fireworks, etc.), contact the Washington State Patrol (Bellingham office) at 360-676-2007 or the Bellingham Police Department at 360-778-8800 for options.

 

Lighting Recycling and Disposal

As of January 1, 2015, Washington state residents can recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights.

Recycle Fluorescent Lights and CFLs

  • Fluorescent tubes (straight or curved), including regular and low-mercury green tubes
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) bulbs and tubes
  • High Intensity Discharge Lights (HIDs)
  • UV Lamps

Fee

No Charge

Allowance

Up to ten (10) mercury-containing lights PER DAY can be dropped off for recycling.

Location

Bellingham Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center ONLY. 1001 Roeder Ave (corner F St & Roeder Ave). Weekdays 8AM-5PM. Closed major holidays. Check in at office to drop-off. Questions? Call 360.734.3490 or email ssc@ssc-inc.com.

The program does not accept lighting fixtures or ballast.

LED Lighting is not accepted for recycling. Please dispose of in the garbage at this time.

LightRecycle Washington is funded by an Environmental Handling Charge or EHC. An EHC of $0.25 per light will be added to all mercury-containing lights sold at retail in Washington State. It is illegal to dispose of mercury-containing lights with regular garbage (RCW 70.275.080).

More information can be found at:

  • LightRecycle Washington: Website
  • Disposal of Toxics: (360) 380-4640 | Website
  • Mercury Spill Info (US EPA): Website

Holiday lights, extension cords and wire are recyclable as scrap metal. Please bundle and tie with string, rubber band or twist tie and place next to recycling bins for pick-up.

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Electronics Recycling

Many electronic products - like computers, TV's and telephones - contain parts that can be harmful to the environment. These items don't belong in the garbage. Recycle old or non-working electronics instead.

Curbside

Bellingham residential and commercial recycling customers. Commercial recycling customers (outside city limits). Contact us at ssc@ssc-inc.com or (360) 734-3490 to schedule pick-up.

Special Pick-Up

All SSC customers. Contact us at ssc@ssc-inc.com or (360) 734-3490 to schedule pick-up.

Drop-Off

SSCs Bellingham Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center 1001 Roeder Ave (F&Roeder) Public drop-off during regular business hours only (Monday Friday 8AM 5PM). Closed most major holidays. Check in at front for assistance. Cash, check, debit and major credit card accepted or charge it to your SSC account.

All electronic items collected are delivered locally to Safe & Easy Recycling and responsibly recycled or reused.

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For more info visit our FAQ page.
For questions or to schedule a pick-up contact us.

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Waste Electronics

Confidential Data Shredding

Mobile Secure Recycled

Our mobile shredding service is available to both residential and commercial customers. Service is offered on a regular (weekly, every other week or monthly), occasional or as-needed schedule. From a small shoebox to a large storage unit - no amount is too big or too small.

For on-site, mobile shredding at your location contact us at (360) 734-3490 or ssc@ssc-inc.com to schedule service.

Drop-off option: Secure shredding available at our Bellingham Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center at 1001 Roeder Ave (F&Roeder) during regular business hours. Hours are Monday - Friday from 8AM - 5PM. Closed most major holidays. Check in at office for instructions and to pay. Cash, check, credit card accepted or charge it to your SSC account.

Confidential data shredding is ideal for:

Lenders
Employers
Doctors
Automobile Dealers
Insurers
Government Agencies

CPA's
Title Companies
Landlords
Mortgage Brokers
Dentists
Law Offices

Our mobile, state-of-the-art shredding truck shreds on-site while you watch. We provide a convenient and affordable way to protect yourself, your employees and your company from identity theft and confidently recycle your confidential data.

Shredded paper is recycled through Northwest Recycling (NWR) - another locally-owned and family-operated business. Recycled paper is baled and shipped to mills regionally and overseas for manufacture into new paper products.

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Container Options

Confidential Data Toters®
Two-wheeled cart with secure (lockable) lid. For scheduled service, we provide as many Toters® as you need at no charge. You provide lock(s). For annual or seasonal service, Toters® arrangements are made on a case by case basis. Toters® meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, are durable and easy to transport. Color: Granite

64-gallon Toter®
Dimensions: 31" x 24" x 43" (approx.)
Capacity: Up to 200 lbs. of material
Shredder Toters
32-gallon Toter®
Dimensions: 24" x 20" x 40"
Capacity: Up to 100 lbs.
Standard Cardboard Box
Use your own storage box and reuse it.
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Console - Locking Door
Dimensions: 21.5"Wx16"Dx36"H
Capacity: 36gal (70-80 lbs)

Acceptable Materials

  • Paper Files
  • Microfiche/Microfilm
  • Audio and Video Media
  • VHS Tapes
  • Computer Disks
  • Magnetic Media
  • Computer Hard Drives (contact us (360) 734-3490 for rates)
  • X-Rays
  • Other materials (contact us (360) 734-3490 for options)

Staples, paper clips, fasteners and spiral notebooks OK. Please remove ringed binders from paper loads intended for recycling. All paper data is shredded and recycled. Other data is shredded and recycled as markets allow or destroyed and disposed.

Where does it go? Shredded paper is recycled through Northwest Recycling (NWR) - another locally-owned and family-operated business. Paper is baled and shipped to mills regionally and overseas for manufacture into new paper products.

Rates

Our rates area based on volume, frequency, type(s) of materials recycled or destroyed and the service(s) provided. We can provide fixed rates and/or one-time quotes. Please contact us - (360) 734-3490 or ssc@ssc-inc.com

Benefits of shredding with SSC

Compliant with the following regulations:

Superior Staff

All SSC shredding staff are given overviews of the HIPAA, Gramm /Leach/Bliley and Privacy Act regulations and are required to attend regular safety meetings for on-going training in equipment use and maintenance, safe route operations, DOT updates and discussion of other pertinent safety related issues. In addition, all employees are uniformed, professionally licensed drivers who are subject to extensive background checks and have signed a Confidentiality Agreement.

A signed Certification of Destruction is provided upon request.

Shredding service charges are included on your regular SSC bill - one bill saves you time and money. To set up an account or sign up for our auto-pay option, click here.

SSC is locally-owned and family-operated, and proud business member of the Better Business Bureau, Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Sustainable Connections.

Sustainable Connections Member Sanitary Service Company Inc, Rubbish & Garbage Removal, Bellingham, WA

For questions or more information see our FAQ page or contact us – (360) 734-3490 or ssc@ssc-inc.com

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