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If your garbage is collected at the curb or alley, you can pay an additional fee to have it collected from your backyard. If you have disabilities and qualify for an exemption, you can get backyard collection at curbside rates.
Call SPU Customer Service at (206) 684-3000 to request backyard service.
You may qualify for an exemption from the backyard fee surcharge if all these apply to you:
If you qualify and live in a single-family house, the hauler will collect your containers from the backyard.
In multi-unit buildings, other residents must take their cans to the curb or alley. An SPU Field Representative will place stickers on their non-qualified garbage, recycling and yard waste cans to notify your collectors that there is a backyard-exempt can to pick up.