City of Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington, Whidbey Island's Premier Waterfront Community

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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Residential Garbage

Residential rollcarts and Commercial rollcarts.

The City of Oak Harbor has two automated side arm loader garbage trucks for residential pick up.  Approximately 800-1000 customers are picked up each day.

The City of Oak Harbor has four sizes of roll carts for your convenience.  Overfilled containers will not be emptied; lids must be firmly closed.


 Extra garbage will be picked up only when contained in a City of Oak Harbor “pre-paid" garbage bag”, which cost $4.85 each.


Special pick up requests for oversized trash that will not fit in a roll cart or pre-paid garbage bag can be arranged through the Utilities Office 360-279-4530. 


Roll cart containers must be placed within three feet of the curb or street and have a two foot separation between roll cart, recycle bin or yard waste container.

Containers must be placed out on the curb by 7:00 a.m.


Once emptied, containers should be put away in a timely manner, to prevent damage or loss.  Please keep your containers clean!


During windy weather, bagging your garbage prior to putting it in the container will help eliminate wind blown trash throughout our neighborhoods.

Prepaid Extra Garbage Bags

  • If you have more garbage than will fit in your rollcart, it will only be picked up if contained in a City of Oak Harbor pre-paid garbage bag.  These bags can be purchased at Haggen Food Grocery Store, Saar's Marketplace, and City of Oak Harbor Utilities office.  The cost is $4.85 per bag.

 Special Pickup

  • Special pickup requests for oversized trash that will not fit in a rollcart or prepaid garbage bag can be arranged.  Call 360-279-4530 for pricing and scheduling of special pickups.


  • The City Offers 4 Rollcart Sizes for Garbage Customers.  Below are the sizes available and the cost for weekly pick up per month.
20 Gallon $14.53
35 Gallon $19.90
65 Gallon $33.36
95 Gallon $44.37


The fee to INCREASE garbage can size is $25.70


There is no cost to REDUCE your garbage can size. 

Call 360-279-4530 to have your garbage can size changed. 

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