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2015 Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business

2012 Green Business of the Year

WRRA 2007 Sustainable Business of the Year Winner

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

Note: 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.

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.

Multi-Family Waste Collection

Waste collection is offered to all multi-family buildings (five or more units) in our service area.

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

We offer a full range of containers ranging in size from 60 gallon Toters® to 40 yard drop boxes.

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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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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:

Collection:Please bag all trash before placing in container. 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: To request a collection calendar, click here, contact us or call (360) 734-3490.

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.

Toter Cleaning: $10.50/Toter™ (subject to change without notice). Call 360-734-3490 or email us for current pricing and to schedule a Toter swap. Note: Five (5) days notice required for scheduling.

New Customer? To start service, click here, contact us or call (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: Billing is monthly for all commercial customers. 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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6 Feet from the Curb

Dumpsters

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).

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.

Options

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

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

Dumpsters Width* Depth** Height Frequency
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

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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 more information on sharps disposal visit the Whatcom County Health Department.

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 or call (360) 778-6000.

Sharps (From BUSINESSES)

For information and laws regarding disposal of sharps and biomedical waste from your business, contact the Whatcom County Health Department or call (360) 778-6000.

 

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.

Special Pick-Up

All SSC customers

Drop-Off

1001 Roeder Avenue Transfer Station - Anyone

All items collected are 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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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). Hours here. 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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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, remodeling/demolition waste, yard waste including branches, shrubs (max. 7 diameter and 20 long) 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.

Junk Hauling

Dumpsters

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).

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.

Options

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

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

Dumpsters Width* Depth** Height
1-yd 80" 24" 34"
1.5-yd 80" 28" 36"
2-yd 80" 38" 40"
3-yd 80" 45" 46"
4-yd 80" 53" 56"
6-yd 80" 66" 80"
8-yd 80" 66" 80"

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

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Understanding Your Bill

Sanitary Service Company, Inc. (SSC) provides your complex with garbage and recycling collection service. You pay us to collect these materials.

The recyclables we collect from you are sold. If the value of the materials is greater than the processing costs you will see a recycling credit on your bill. If the processing costs are greater than the value of the materials a recycling charge will appear on your bill. The recycling credit or recycling charge is adjusted annually and takes effect each January 1.

On the bill for your complex, you will see:

  • Actual cost of collecting your garbage
  • Actual cost of collecting your recyclables
  • The value (less any processing charges) of recyclables sold (shown as a recycling credit or recycling charge)

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) reviews and approves our rates (except for multi-family complexes in the city of Ferndale) to ensure you are paying a fair price for the service you receive and fair value for your recyclables. The recycling credit or recycling charge that appears on your bill is adjusted annually to reflect market conditions of the previous year.

Market prices for recyclables go up and down just like prices for other commodities, such as lumber and gasoline. Following a year of high (or positive) market values, your recycling credit will increase. Following a year of low (or negative) market values, your recycling credit will decrease and may become a charge.

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Want to lower your garbage bill?

One step toward lowering your garbage bill is to encourage your tenants to recycle all they can. By recycling, you can reduce the amount of garbage generated, which means less garbage you have to pay to dispose of. To save money lower the size of your garbage container and lower your bill.

Another way to help lower your garbage bill is to encourage your tenants to buy recycled products. Increasing demand for products made from recycled materials helps strengthen markets. Many products are now available that are made from recycled materials. Help yourself, our community and the environment - recycle all you can.

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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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