Seattle Public Utilities

How to Set Out Garbage

To ensure your garbage is picked up:

  • Place your garbage in the can provided by Seattle Public Utilities.
  • Set out your garbage can(s) by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
  • If you don’t know when your collection day is, lookup your collection day online (single-family homes only).
  • Place can(s) within 3 feet of the curb, unless you have backyard service.
  • Put extra garbage in a plastic bag or your own garbage can (up to 32 gallons), and put it next to your regular garbage. The maximum weight for extra garbage is 60 pounds per unit.
  • Keep recyclables out of your garbage can.
  • Cans should be removed from the curb within 24 hours of collection.

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