Commercial Resources

Recycling & Composting Guidelines

Click on the posters below to download a printable version.

Poster (PDF)

Poster (PDF)

Food Waste
Poster (PDF)


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Preparation Instructions

  • Garbage - garbage should be bagged and placed inside your cart.*
  • Recycle - recycling should be prepared loose in your cart, in clear plastic bags, or in a cardboard box next to your cart.*
  • Food & Yard Waste - food and yard waste should be prepared loose in your cart, or packaged in a certified compostable container inside your cart.*

*Extra charges may apply for cart lids open more than 6 inches or bags left on the side of the cart.

Special, Large or Hazardous Items


More Resources

Ever wonder where Seattle's garbage goes? Watch the video below to find out!

For a little history on how Seattle's garbage was formerly handled and a close up look at the City's new state-of-the-art transfer station, check out the video below.

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