Last year 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.)
For service in Central and Northeast Seattle
For service in South and Northwest Seattle
Clear Alleys Program
If your building is in Belltown, Downtown, or Pioneer Square, containers may not be stored in the public right-of-way. Learn about the City’s Clear Alleys Program.
Commercial recycling services
City ordinance bans recyclable materials and yard debris from garbage. See Commercial Recycling to learn about options for your business.
Commercial compost services
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.
Links to other sites
Waste Management, Inc. Information for Seattle customers.
Resource Venture 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.