Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, Acting Director


Clean wood waste

These types of clean wood waste can be recycled for a fee at the Recycling and Disposal Stations:

  • Cedar shingles: untreated, no tar paper.
  • Pallets
  • Lath (no plaster)
  • Tree limbs, logs, stumps and untreated poles: less than 8 feet long and 8 inches in diameter.
  • Unpainted plywood, oriented strandboard (OSB), and particleboard
  • Untreated, unpainted lumber: nails and staples OK.

Wood treated as garbage

These types of wood are accepted as garbage for a fee at the Recycling and Disposal Stations:

  • Painted wood.
  • Wood treated with preservatives such as creosote, pentachlorophenol, copper napthenate, chromium arsenate compounds, or chlordane. Large loads of treated wood must be accompanied by a Waste Clearance Form from the Health Department. Call (206) 296-4633 for information.
  • Logs and poles must not exceed 8 feet in length and 8 inches in diameter.
  • Non-wood construction materials.

Yard waste

You can dispose of yard waste such as branches:

Related links

Building Material Salvage & Recycling
Recycling and Disposal Stations Rates