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Food & Yard


Did your compost collection company miss your building? Commercial customers should contact their collection company. Our online form is designed for single family residences but can often be used by apartment and condo owners/managers.

Report a missed collection


Seattle's commercial compost collection service costs 32% less than regular garbage pickup, and food scraps and yard debris are turned into compost. Learn about free staff training, look up a compost collection company and find printable PDFs with illustrated acceptable compostable items. Commercial Customers.


Information to help your residents learn how to compost. Find the recommended sizes for your food and yard waste carts. Learn how you can receive a one-time $100 credit on your utility bill. Get free educational materials in multiple languages, including posters, flyers, labels and videos. Request free on-site collection training for residents, including language interpreters as needed. Learn more about food and yard waste services for Building Owners and Managers.


New Food Waste Requirements
Starting January 1, 2015, the City of Seattle will no longer allow food and compostable paper, including food-soiled pizza boxes, paper napkins and paper towels, in the garbage.

Commercial / Business Recycling
Recycling help and options for businesses.

Expanded Recycling Requirements
New commercial recycling requirements effective July 1, 2014.

Green Your Business
Tools and assistance to help Seattle area businesses prevent pollution and conserve resources.

Hazardous Waste Management
Help with business waste and recycling, or call (206) 263-8899.

Recycling & Disposal Stations
Hours, locations, web cams, payment options, rates.