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SMC 21.36.082 and 21.36.083 expand the list of materials that must be recycled by residents and businesses. The new items include glass bottles and jars, plastic cups, bottles and jars, and aluminum and tin cans for recycling, as well as food scraps and compostable paper for composting.
Business owners and property managers must provide convenient food and yard waste service and recycling service at their property. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) gives warning notices for garbage containers that contain recyclables or compostables. For each warning, the property will receive a tag on the container and a notice will be mailed to the account. After 2 warnings, properties may receive a $50 fee on their waste bill for recyclables in the garbage.
Self-haul businesses and customers are also prohibited from disposing recyclables, yard waste, food scraps, and compostable paper as garbage at city transfer stations.