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Clear Alleys Program Rates

Since March 30, 2009, the Clear Alley Program (CAP) requires that commercial and multifamily customers located in the downtown core place garbage in bags with daily pick-up. The CAP service area bans the permanent storage of all containers in the public right-of-way. The downtown core is defined as all streets between I-5 and Elliot Bay, and Denny and Yesler, plus Pioneer Square. View map (pdf).

Note: fee is per bag.

Effective April 1, 2014.

15-gallon bag$4.35
30-gallon bag$6.20
Monthly Account Fee (commercial)$24.35
Monthly Account Fee (residential)$35.25

Read our frequently asked questions to learn more about the Clear Alleys Program.