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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 material

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:

English
Amharic
Cambodian
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Laotian
Oromo

Russian
Somali
Spanish
Tagalog
Thai
Tigrinya
Vietnamese

Ordinance letter for your residents

You can use this sample letter to tenants (pdf) to notify your residents about Seattleā€™s laws regarding recycling and food waste.

Related links

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