NOTICE TO MASON COUNTY and CITY OF SHELTON DROP BOX SOLID WASTE CUSTOMERS
If you have had the need recently for "drop box" service, you may have seen written solicitations from several companies, which seem to offer this service. They cannot legally do so; nor can they even try to solicit your business legally.
They are "waste brokers" who charge you, the customer, a fee for nothing more than calling Mason County Garbage to deliver the container and haul it away. This is because the solid waste collection and transportation industry in Washington State is regulated and restricted. Only Mason County Garbage has the legal right to collect and transport solid waste in unincorporated Mason County.
It is not only illegal for another entity to do so, it is illegal to advertise such service (Revised Code of Washington 81.77.040). Please do not be taken in by these "brokers." Mason County Garbage's rates are set by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) and are contained in its tariff, which is available on the WUTC website.
If you deal with a "broker," all you are doing is paying more for exactly the same service you would receive by calling Mason County Garbage directly, and you are also unwittingly assisting in an illegal activity.
If you have any questions, contact the Utilities and Transportation Commission at 360-664-1160 or online at or call Mason County Garbage at 360-426-8729 or Toll free at 877-722-0223.