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In recent years nearly 200,000 tons of recyclable and compostable material from Seattle went into the landfill. Businesses can reduce their need for garbage collection by recycling, composting food scraps, and salvaging building materials during construction. Why waste a good thing?
To set up service or resolve issues, commercial businesses deal directly with the commercial garbage provider for your area. (Apartment and condominium buildings, however, should work with SPU to set up service.)
If your building is in Belltown, Downtown, Pioneer Square, the International District, or Columbia, containers may not be stored in the public right-of-way. Learn about the City’s Clear Alleys Program.
Food and yard waste is also not allowed in commercial garbage. Commercial Compost Collection costs less than regular garbage pickup. It diverts yard debris and food scraps from the landfill by turning them into compost for local parks and gardens.
Recycling & Disposal Stations
Green Business Program Recycling, water conservation and water quality resources for businesses.
Local Hazardous Waste Management Program Help with business waste and recycling, or call (206) 263-8899.