Sanitation / Garbage

The Sanitation / Garbage Division’s responsibilities include weekly collection and disposal of residential, commercial and industry refuse, yard waste and recyclables.  Residential and Commercial refuse is hauled to the landfill, which is owned and operated by Yakima County.

The Public Works Department administrates the Solid Waste contract with Basin Disposal Incorporated.  The purpose of the contract is for the removal of solid waste, and for the recycling programs, within the City.

Free Spring Clean Up Program

Mark your calendar – May 2024 – Stay tune for update on Date.

The City’s annual “Spring Clean Up” is held the second Saturday of May each year from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; this program is sponsored by the City of Union Gap and Basin Disposal.

There will be four (4) disposal sites, set-up throughout the City, for residents to dispose of their yard waste only. The site locations are as follows:

  • City Hall parking lot @ 107 West Ahtanum Road; next to the Fire Station
  • Ray’s Wholesale Meats parking lot @ 2112 South 3rd Avenue
  • Cahalan Park parking lot @ 2100 South 18th Street
  • Loudon Park parking lot @ 3607 4th Street

This FREE service is for Union Gap residents’ yard waste only.

Refuse Pick Up Schedule

Common Question:   Do you pick up on holidays? 

Answer:   Yes, if your collection day falls on a holiday, please set your garbage and recycling out no later than 6:00 A.M. on your regular collection day.

If you are a customer of Basin Disposal of Yakima LLC, the following holidays are observed: 

  • Christmas Day
  • Labor Day
  • July 4th
  • Memorial Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

Recycle items

Yard Waste Pick Up

The solid waste contractor will collect yard waste, without additional charge from each residential unit. The yard waste pick up program will run from May 1st through December 1st. The Contractor will collect, at least two (2) times per month, up to four (4) forty (40) pound bags of residential yard waste generated by the same residence in which collection is occurring. You can have any yard waste that is collected outside of those dates picked by calling the Public Works Administration Office.

Christmas Tree Options

During the first week of January, Basin Disposal will collect one Christmas tree per residence at no additional charge to you.  Please place your tree beside your garbage container for pick up or search for information on how to donate your tree to help a great cause and the environment!