Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle


In food and yard waste

Break pallets made from untreated wood into pieces that are:

  • 4 inches or less in diameter
  • 4 feet or less in length
  • Remove any nails or metallic items.

In garbage

Pallets made from treated wood can be broken down and put in the garbage:

  • Items must fit in your bin with the lid closed.
  • Don’t exceed the weight limits printed on your bin.

Next to bin

Items that do not fit in your bin with the lid closed may be put in a plastic bag and set next to your garbage bin on collection day. {{proj[4].rate_text}}

Transfer station

Bring pallets to city transfer stations. {{proj[1].rate_text}}

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.