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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. November 14, 2022
Dumpster plot plan form PDF Use this form to depict the location of the dumpster and any required enclosures. October 12, 2022
The dumpster law: What you need to know PDF Information about the City's dumpster law. June 8, 2022
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. June 6, 2022
Private dumpster license checklist PDF This checklist provides steps to obtain a private dumpster license. March 9, 2022
Public dumpster license checklist PDF This checklist provides steps to obtain a public dumpster license. March 9, 2022
Radio frequency identification tag installation information sheet 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. October 14, 2022

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