Garbage & Sewer Information
The City of Mount Vernon provides sewer, garbage and surface water services to all properties within the City Limits. If you have any questions please contact the Utilities Department at 360-336-6218 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For payment options please see pay a bill.
Recycling (by Waste Management)
Please note that Waste Management (WM) provides recycling and yard/food waste services and bills for those services. For customer support, contact them at 800-592-9995 or wmnorthwest.com/mtvernon
Solid Waste Rates and Information
- Solid Waste Collection & Recycle Information Brochure
- Solid Waste Rate Change Effective 6/1/22
- Solid Waste Rate Study
- 2022 - 2026 Solid Waste Rate Increase
- Utility Billing Cycle
- Dumpster Rates
- Utility Rates
- Dumpster Sizes
- Temporary Dumpster Contract
Yard Waste Facility
The Solid Waste Division operates a yard waste disposal facility at 1010 Shop Lane for residents living within the city limits that are signed up for city garbage service. Not for use by commercial lawn care providers.
Please note Yard Waste is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays year round
November - February
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
9 AM - 4 PM
March - October
Wednesday - Friday: 11 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Residential Sewer Rates
Sewer billing rates are based on water consumption. PUD provides that information to the utility billing section of the Finance Department in January, March, and May for residential customers. We have created a utility billing cycle chart to help understand this process.
Commercial Sewer Rates
- Commercial Sewer Rates:
There is a $51.37 base rate for the first 900 cubic feet (ccf) of water plus $4.74 per additional 100 ccf.
- Commercial Surface Water Drainage Rates:
$12.92 per month per Equivalent Service Unit (ESU) (3,200 square feet = 1 ESU)
- Commercial Garbage Rates:
Garbage rates vary according to the size of the dumpster / container. See "Dumpster Rates" above.