Dumpster License documents

If you want to place a dumpster on private property or in the right-of-way (along a street or sidewalk), you need to get a dumpster license. These licenses are issued by the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I). This page contains applications and materials for these licenses.

You can apply for dumpster licenses online or take your application to the Permit and License Center in the MSB Concourse. Do not mail applications.

Name Description Released Format
Dumpster, Private or Public, License application PDF Application to place a dumpster on private property or in the public right-of-way. August 11, 2020
Dumpster site or plot plan form PDF Form to depict the location of the dumpster and any required enclosures. March 4, 2019
The Dumpster Law: What you need to know PDF Information about the City's dumpster law. March 4, 2019
Department of L&I Dumpster Medallion Program FAQs PDF All dumpsters in the city need to have a medallion, issued by the Department of Streets. This document answers commonly asked questions related to that program. March 4, 2019
Radio Frequency Identification Tag instructions PDF All dumpsters in the city need to have a Radio Frequency Identification tag. This document provides instructions how to get, install, and maintain that tag. March 4, 2019
Private Dumpster License – Checklist PDF This checklist provides steps to obtain a Private Dumpster License. May 27, 2020
Public Dumpster License – Checklist PDF This checklist provides steps to obtain a Public Dumpster License. May 27, 2020

Top