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


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
WM Mount Vernon Recycle Guide

Solid Waste Rates and Information

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.

Yard Waste Facility Information Sheet

Please note Yard Waste is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays year round

Winter Hours
November - February
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
9 AM - 4 PM
Summer Hours
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 $56.56 base rate for the first 900 cubic feet (ccf) of water plus $5.22 per additional 100 ccf.
  • Commercial Surface Water Drainage Rates:
    $14.22 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.