Seattle Public Utilities


Solid Waste Collection Contracts

Seattle contracts with Recology CleanScapes , Inc. and Waste Management of Washington, Inc. for garbage, recycling, and food and yard waste collection services. The collection contracts cover all residential and commercial customers by area:

Beginning April 1, 2019 the City of Seattle will implement new 10-year contracts with Recology and Waste Management.  The contracts were signed May 14, 2018.

Processing Contracts

Seattle has contracts with different companies to process solid waste as follows:

Food and Yard Waste (organic waste)


Long Haul Disposal Contract

Seattle contracts with Washington Waste Systems for the transportation and disposal of the City's solid waste. The waste is transported by rail to the Columbia Ridge Landfill and Recycling Center in Gilliam County, Oregon.