The purpose of this calculator is to assist development/design professionals in estimating and planning for adequate solid waste capacity. Since the results are estimates only, the City of Redmond cannot guarantee their accuracy for any specific project. If you would like assistance determining solid waste needs for your project, please use our Request for Service tool or call 425-556-2900 ext. 7.
The container size you originally selected is not available for compacting. The next closest available size has been selected.
Garbage Total Yardage:
Garbage Containers Needed:
Recycling Total Yardage:
Recycling Containers Needed:
Compost Total Yardage:
Compost Containers Needed:
These calculations do not account for waste chutes, which require additional containers to facilitate rotations (ensuring that no chute is left without a container underneath on collection days).
The maximum container size for apartment compactors is typically 3-yards. The driver cannot roll a compacted container larger than 2-yards.
Additional container sizes are available. Please refer to Waste Management’s comprehensive list of container sizes and dimensions, noting that 6- and 8-yard dumpsters are suitable for outdoor storage and collection only (they do not have wheels).
The assumptions used in this calculator are based on data from the cities of Redmond, WA, Seattle, WA, Santa Barbara, CA, and Vancouver, BC.