Commercial Recycling Services

The City of Columbia offers commercial (non-residential) recycling services. Businesses can receive dumpsters or roll carts to store recyclable material behind their building and the container(s) would be emptied by a Solid Waste Utility vehicle. The monthly rates are based on material type, container size and collection frequency (see tables below). For example, mixed fiber recycling can be disposed using a 95-gallon roll cart that is emptied one time per week and the cost would be $22.19/month. If you want the roll cart emptied three times per week, it would cost $49.81/month. The cost for recycling is less than the trash rates, so you can save money on your utility bill by adding recycling services and reducing your trash services. Please contact us for help, if needed. 

Businesses who do not already have Solid Waste services by the City of Columbia should complete a Property Damage Waiver (sign, print, return).

What we collect 

***Commercial recycling rates are added to the monthly utility bill. When you add recycling, please consider reducing trash services!

opens in a new windowCommercial Recycling Services – 2019                   opens in a new windowCommercial Recycling Incentive-2019

 mixed-containers

Mixed Container Collection:

  • All Plastics (#1-7), except Styrofoam and plastic film/bags
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Metal Food Cans   

 

Mixed Container Monthly Rates

CUBIC YARDS 1X PER WK 2X PER WK 3X PER WK 4X PER WK 5X PER WK 6X PER WK EXTRA COLLECTION
2 $88.73 $138.54 $199.22 $270.77 $353.18 $446.46 $93.50
4 $99.69 $175.01 $268.45 $380.00 $509.67 $657.44 $147.05
6 $116.08 $220.82 $352.72 $511.79 $698.04 $911.46 $213.35
8 $129.71 $261.80 $430.11 $634.65 $875.43 $1,152.44 $277.95
ROLL CART $22.19 $34.64 $49.81 $67.69 $88.30 $111.61 $23.80

 


Mixed Fiber Collection:mixed-fiber

  • Cardboard
  • Office Paper
  • Newspaper and Inserts
  • Catalogs and Magazines
  • Phone Books
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Boxboard and Chipboard

Mixed Fiber Monthly Rates

CUBIC YARDS 1X PER WK 2X PER WK 3X PER WK 4X PER WK 5X PER WK 6X PER WK EXTRA COLLECTION
2 $88.73 $138.54 $199.22 $270.77 $353.18 $446.46 $93.50
4 $99.69 $175.01 $268.45 $380.00 $509.67 $657.44 $147.05
6 $116.08 $220.82 $352.72 $511.79 $698.04 $911.46 $213.35
8 $129.71 $261.80 $430.11 $634.65 $875.43 $1,152.44 $277.95
ROLL CART $22.19 $34.64 $49.81 $67.69 $88.30 $111.61 $23.80

 


Cardboard-only Collection:cardboard

  • > 90% Cardboard
  • < 10% Mixed Fibers
 

Cardboard-only  Monthly Rates   

CUBIC YARDS 1X PER WK 2X PER WK 3X PER WK 4X PER WK 5X PER WK 6X PER WK EXTRA COLLECTION
2 $83.51 $130.39 $187.50 $254.84 $332.40 $420.20 $88
4 $93.82 $164.71 $252.66 $357.65 $479.69 $618.77 $138.40
6 $109.26 $207.83 $331.98 $481.68 $656.98 $857.84 $200.80
8 $122.08 $246.40 $404.81 $597.32 $823.94 $1,084.65 $261.60
ROLL CART $20.88 $32.60 $46.88 $63.71 $83.10 $105.05 $22.40

 


Food Waste Collection:food-waste

  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Bread and Grains
  • Coffee Grounds and Tea Bags
  • Meat Products
  • Eggs and Dairy
  • Garden and Yard Waste
   Food Waste Monthly Rates
CUBIC YARDS 1X PER WK 2X PER WK 3X PER WK EXTRA COLLECTION
2 $88.73 $138.54 $199.22 $93.50
4 $99.69 $175.01 $268.54 $147.05
ROLL CART $22.19 $34.64 $49.81 $23.80

***Only food waste (no compostable or biodegradable napkins, plates, cups, etc.)