Help Residents Compost
Free educational materials
Free educational materials are available, in multiple languages for many items. You can order posters, flyers, labels, and videos. Order now >
Free assistance and training
Free assistance or on-site food waste collection training for residents is available on a limited basis by request, with language interpreters as needed. Call (206) 684-8717, press #2.
Watch the videos
Watch these videos to see where Seattle's recyclables, food and yard waste, and garbage go.
Print the Food & Yard Waste educational flyer (PDF, 8 ½” x 11”), for illustrated guidelines on food and yard waste for apartment and condo residents. Available in these languages:
Ordinance letter for your residents
You can use this sample letter to tenants (pdf) to notify your residents about Seattle’s laws regarding recycling and food waste.
Food & Yard for Residents of Apartment & Condos
Reduce, Reuse, Exchange - for ways to keep other useful items out of the waste stream
Can I recycle this item? Look It Up!
Play the Where Does It Go? Recycling Game
Cedar Grove Composting - Local processor of yard and food compost materials