The Tacoma Solid Waste Management picks up garbage from its residential customers once a week. The company has a fully automated garbage system, which means trucks pick up the garbage containers with a mechanical arm. Tacoma Solid Waste Management provides standard garbage containers for all of our customers. The garbage containers are green, have wheels and come in four sizes, 20-, 30-, 60-and 90-gallon. Customers choose the size of their garbage can, and monthly rates are based on the size of the cans. For disposal of large items, Solid Waste Management provides the Call-2-Haul program. Residential customers can receive up to two pickups of household junk each year.