Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Clean Wood Waste

In food and yard waste

Clean, untreated and unpainted wood goes in the food and yard waste.

  • All pieces must be 4 inches or less in diameter and 4 feet or less in length.
  • Put sawdust or shavings in paper bags or boxes to keep from scattering.
  • Avoid extra charges – Items should fit in your bin with the lid closed.
  • Don’t exceed the weight limits printed on your bin.

Next to bin

Bundles can be set next to the bin. {{proj[7].rate_text}}

  • Tie bundles with natural twine. No plastic allowed.
  • Bundles must be 2 feet or less in diameter.

Transfer station

Bring untreated wood waste to city transfer stations. {{proj[1].rate_text}}

  • All pieces must be 4 feet or less in length and 4 inches or less in diameter.
  • Nails and staples are okay.

Did you know?

Compost processing equipment removes metal staples and nails. However, the equipment can’t remove plastic.

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