Leaves and Yardwaste

FoodPlus! Yardwaste

What We Collect

Save room for your business’ actual garbage in your garbage containers with separate, efficient and economical commercial pick-up of organic waste such as food scraps, approved compostable packaging, and landscape trimmings.

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Green Dumpster

Serving Bellingham, Ferndale, and Whatcom County

FoodPlus! Yardwaste service is currently not available on Lummi Island.

Collection Options

Choose from weekly or every-other-week pick-ups.

Container size options:

  • 60-gallon Toter
  • 1-yard dumpster
  • 1.5-yard dumpster
  • 2-yard dumpster
  • Dropboxes are also available for regular or on-call pick-ups. Contact us for details.

Additional Services

Pack out service vehicle

Pack-Out Service

If your Toter or dumpster must be moved more than five feet to reach the SSC collection truck, we’ll retrieve it and return it to your designated storage location after emptying for a small fee. Contact us for rates.

Toter Cleaning

Toter Cleaning

Contact us for current pricing and to schedule a Toter swap. Note: five days’ notice is required.

dumpster wheels

Dumpster Wheels

Available upon request for containers up to four yards.

lock bars

Dumpster Lock Bars

Available upon request for any size container.

gate service

Gate Service

If your dumpster is in an enclosed space, gate service is available for a small charge; please contact us for our enclosure guidelines. If your area is locked, please unlock it prior to your scheduled pick-up day or supply a standard SSC lock purchased from one of our trusted vendors: Arrow Lock Service or Security Solutions.

On-Site Waste Assessment

Reduce waste, recycle more, and save money. Enclosure guidelines and an expert on-site waste assessment from SSC will help you get more from your disposal services. To schedule an on-site visit or to discuss your site’s specific needs and limitations, contact us at info@ssc-inc.com or (360) 734-3490.

Collection Day Guide

Follow these guidelines to ensure the SSC truck can effectively reach your Toters.

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Toter Curb Placement

Place your container at the curb with the handle facing toward the house.

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Toter Distance

Keep at least three feet of clear space on all sides. Do not place your Toters near other garbage/recycling containers, trees, shrubs, utility poles, mailboxes, or vehicles.

Make sure all compostables fit in your container with the lid closed to avoid extra charges. Additional collection fees apply for overweight or overfull containers, as well as for compostables piled on top of or beside containers. Be sure to have your container in place the evening before your collection day to ensure you don’t miss the truck in the morning.

Extra FoodPlus! Yardwaste

Need to dispose of extra organic waste or woody debris more than four feet long? Request an extra pick-up or bring your additional materials to one of our convenient transfer stations.

Bellingham Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center

Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM
Closed 12PM – 1PM and major holidays.

Bellingham Station

Birch Bay Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center

Sundays, 9AM – 5PM
Closed major holidays.

Birch Bay Station

Cedarville Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center

Saturdays, 9AM – 5PM
Closed major holidays.

Cedarville Station

Composting Process

FoodPlus! Yardwaste is composted into rich soil amendment at Green Earth Technologies in Lynden, and sold at local businesses in Whatcom County.

Learn about Green Earth Technology

Waste Wise Guide

Use the disposal guide to find out what you can and can’t put in your containers.  Here are four common items people are often unsure about.

Waste Wise Portal

Paper Cartons

OK to put in FoodPlus! Yardwaste, including frozen food, deli, bakery, and take-out containers.

Food Scraps

OK to put in FoodPlus! Yardwaste, including meat, dairy, fish, and shellfish scraps.

Pet Waste

Do not put in FoodPlus! Yardwaste. Secure in a sealed bag and place in the garbage.

Aseptic Food Cartons

Do not put in FoodPlus! Yardwaste. Example: non-refrigerated, shelf-stable cartons for soy milk or broth.

FoodPlus! Yardwaste FAQs

Quickly find answers to commonly-asked FoodPlus! Yardwaste questions.

Why are rates not listed online?

Rates are subject to change and are based on a variety of factors, including the location of your home or business. Please contact us for rate information.

Do you offer replacement containers (garbage, recycling and/or FoodPlus! Yardwaste)?

If your SSC containers were lost or stolen or you need additional containers, you may order more. Fees may apply. Please contact us to place an order or order more.

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. SSC is not responsible for items left in, on, or near garbage Toters® or garbage cans.

My SSC container is damaged. Can it be repaired?

Additional Commercial Services

Garbage Collection

Choose from multiple size options for garbage Toters and dumpsters to fit your needs.

Commercial Garbage Service

Recycling Collection

Convenient pick-ups for scrap paper, newspaper, bottles, cans, and plastic containers.

Commercial Recycling Service

Dumpsters & Drop Boxes

One-time or long-term rentals, with size options ranging from one to 40 yards.

Commercial Dumpsters & Drop Boxes

Junk Hauling

Easily get rid of unwanted junk, bulky items, and remodeling or construction debris.

Commercial Junk Hauling

Storage Containers

Rent a secure, weather-protected container for short- or long-term use.

Commercial Storage Containers

Event Services

Offering a complete line of event services for the building industry in Whatcom County.

Commercial Event Services

Jobsite Services

Offering a complete line of jobsite services for the building industry in Whatcom County.

Commercial Jobsite Services

Shredding Service

Compliant secure, on-site mobile shredding makes it convenient to dispose of sensitive documents.

Commercial Shredding Services

Get Started

Sign up online, email us at info@ssc-inc.com, or call us at (360) 734-3490. We look forward to serving your business.

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