Garbage & Recycling

Please contact the LeMay Company to set up your garbage service.

(253) 875-5053 / (800) 34LEMAY / LeMay Pierce County Refuse website

The regular recycling collection day for Steilacoom residents is Thursday, unless otherwise noted (*). Please have your recyclables outside by 6:30 a.m.


Commingle Recycling

96-Gallon carts offer a number of benefits:

  • Designed for convenience with wheels and tight fitting, waterproof lid that allows outdoor storage.
  • All recyclables can fit in the cart. Please note: items left outside the cart will not be picked up.
  • The cart can handle the additional cardboard and other recyclables you may have during the holidays.
  • You don't have to set the cart out each recycling day if you haven't filled it.
  • Click here for a list of acceptable recyclable materials.

The 96-gallon cart is not for glass; glass is a contaminate and needs to be hauled to a drop-off site for recycling.  To find the nearest glass drop-off site, please click here.

Yardwaste Recycling

Items accepted in your yardwaste container

  • Brush
  • Branches smaller than four inches in diameter
  • Christmas trees in season
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Weeds

Items not accepted in your yardwaste container

  • Bricks
  • Excessive amounts of dirt
  • Food
  • Glass
  • Lumber
  • Metal
  • Plastics
  • Rocks
  • Stumps
  • Trash

All yardwaste must fit in the container with the lid closed. Call your hauler for assistance if you have more yardwaste than will fit in the container. Never set out yardwaste in a plastic bag. All yardwaste collected through the curbside program will be composted at the county-owned Purdy Compost Facility:

14515 54th Ave.

Gig Harbor, WA